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Register Now For The Season’s Eatings Challenge!

Want to make it through the holidays without packing on the pounds? This program will arm you with the survival skills and motivation you need to get from Halloween through New Years without gaining weight!
•Deal with the holiday blues and stress
•Clever tricks to enjoy a holiday meal without mindlessly overeating
•Learn filling foods that taste great and aren’t calorie bombs
Program Dates
Starts October 20, 2014 and Ends December 13, 2014.
How To Register
•Click the Register Here button by the Season’s Eatings logo on the homepage or in the Season’s Eatings box on the My Programs page.
•Click Submit on the registration page.
•Mark your calendar and begin tracking weight twice weekly starting on October 20th.
Registration closes on October 24th at 7:00pm ET.
How It Works
1. From the Evolve Wellness homepage, select My Trackers, then the Weight Tracker tab. Record your weight on at least 2 days of each week.
2. Each week, BeBetter Health will email you strategies and tips for holiday eating
3. Take the suggested steps to eat smart and avoid overeating
How To Get Credit
•Record your weight 2 days a week during the challenge (14 days total)
•If you maintain your weight or gain less than 2 lbs, you will earn 5 bonus points
Privacy Note: By law, your employer is not allowed to know your weight or other personal health information. Washington & Lee will only get a report indicating whether you tracked your weight 2 times a week. The leaderboard will only feature numbers of days tracked.
Rewards – What You Get!
•25 Wellness Points for tracking 2 times per week (14 days)
•5 Bonus Points for gaining less than 2 lbs during the challenge.
For more information, visit the Evolve Wellness website.

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Next Lunchtime Walk is Tomorrow!

The Lexington Visitors Center is offering a walk to anyone who would like to get out and exercise with company. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the trails that are in W&L’s “backyard” or learn more about Lexington while earning activity time towards your moveMore Challenge goal.
Wednesday, November 13th, at noon. The Lexington Visitors Center will be leading a walking tour of Lexington, for all interested moveMore participants. Meet at the Human Resources Office. Please register with Nicole Poulin (x8920 or npoulin@wlu.edu).

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Season’s Eating Challenge Begins November 18th.

Whether maintaining your healthy lifestyle during the holidays comes easily or if you would appreciate some extra support, the   Seasons Eatings Challenge may be right for you. Join Evolve Wellness in the Season’s Eatings Challenge as a way to stay tuned to your own good health through the holiday season when good food and drink is often abundant and its easy to overindulge. This eight week challenge starts on Monday, November 18th. Registration ends on December 2nd.
You can look forward to weekly emails full of great tips for taking care of yourself over the next several weeks. You will get 25 points for using the Weight Tracker to track your weight twice weekly. And you can earn 5 bonus points if you maintain your weight and don’t gain more than 2 lbs. The Leaderboard WILL NOT post your weight, only number of days tracked.
*Please note, if weighing yourself this frequently is not healthy for you, contact Barbara Deaderick (barbara.deaderick@bebetter.net or 304-549-7572) to create an alternate challenge goal.

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Lunchtime Walks During The moveMore Challenge

Patti Colliton and the Lexington Visitors Center are offering walks to anyone who would like to get out and exercise with company. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the trails that are in W&L’s “backyard” or learn more about Lexington while earning activity time towards your moveMore Challenge goal.
Tuesday, November 5th, 12:15 (rain/cold date is November 12th). Meet on Cannan Green. This will be a walk on back campus, past the garden. The terrain is leafy, rocky, and uneven and it takes 45-60 minutes.  Each walk will require athletic footwear and active, weather appropriate clothing. You’ll also need to know it’s not a stroll! But fear not. Take a friend who will match your pace!
Wednesday, November 13th, at noon. The Lexington Visitors Center will be leading a walking tour of Lexington, for all interested moveMore participants. Meet at the Human Resources Office. Please register with Nicole Poulin (x8920 or npoulin@wlu.edu) by November 11th.

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Challenge Registration Deadline Today

The moveMore Activity Challenge registration closes today, at 5:00pm.
This 6-week challenge is  designed to get you to move more! The moveMore Challenge goal is 25 hours of physical activity in six weeks. The challenge runs from until December 3rd. Registration must be completed by 5:00pm today. Please be reminded, completion of the moveMore challenge is a requirement in order to keep your Pebble to use with the Evolve Wellness program. Refer to the Using Your Pebble for Wellness Challenges for more information on how your Pebble can be used with the Evolve Wellness program.
Twenty-five hours is a little over four hours per week. This may sound like a lot, however if you consider all of the walking you do during your work day, or at home, you should have no problem. The average activity logged during the Generals Express was over 14 hours per week (not including zeros and eight outliers). This was not counting the 4 top finishers!
If you have a Pebble, this activity is easily logged by wearing and syncing your Pebble. You can also download the BeBetter app for your smartphone if you want an easy way to enter activity into the Activity Tracker. Simply search bebetter health in your phone’s app store.

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moveMore Challenge Starts Monday

The next Evolve Wellness activity challenge begins today! This 6-week challenge is  designed to get you to move more! The moveMore Challenge goal is 25 hours of physical activity in six weeks. The challenge runs from October 21st until December 3rd. Registration must be completed by 11/1/13. Please be reminded, completion of the moveMore challenge is a requirement in order to keep your Pebble to use with the Evolve Wellness program. Refer to the Using Your Pebble for Wellness Challenges for more information on how your Pebble can be used with the Evolve Wellness program.
Twenty-five hours is a little over four hours per week. This may sound like a lot, however if you consider all of the walking you do during your work day, or at home, you should have no problem. The average activity logged during the Generals Express was over 14 hours per week (not including zeros and eight outliers). This was not counting the 4 top finishers!
If you have a Pebble, this activity is easily logged by wearing and syncing your Pebble. You can also download the BeBetter app for your smartphone if you want an easy way to enter activity into the Activity Tracker. Simply search bebetter health in your phone’s app store.
 

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Five Days Left in Generals Express Challenge!

Sync your Pebble, update your Activity Tracker! Make sure you have at least 10 hours of activity recorded on your Evolve Wellness website! There are only five days left in the Generals Express Activity Challenge. You need 10 hours of physical activity recorded between 9/3 and 9/30.  Your activity must be loaded onto the website by 7:00pm on Monday, September 30th. A total of 463 people are registered in the Generals Express Challenge. Three hundred and sixty-eight have met their challenge goal! Don’t get left behind and miss out on your opportunity to earn 25 points towards your wellness goal.

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Sunday Registration Deadline for Generals Express Activity Challenge

Sunday, September 15th, at 7:00pm is the registration deadline for the Generals Express Activity Challenge. Currently, 322 people are registered and 242 have met their challenge goal! Simply register and track a your physical activity.
This 4-week challenge is offered to all employees and spouses. You can earn 25 points for tracking a minimum of ten hours of physical activity on your Evolve Wellness Activity Tracker either manually or through your Pebble.
Challenge Details:
• The challenge will begin on 9/3/13 and end on 9/30/13.
• Earn 25 incentive points for tracking physical activity for these 4 weeks.
• Registration closes 9/15/13 at 7 pm ET. Late entries will not be accepted.
Getting Started:
Registration for the program opens 8/19/13! To register:
1. Log into your account at www.bebetterhealth.net.
2. Click on the “Register” button next to the challenge on either the Home or My Programs page.
3. Follow the onscreen registration instructions.
Tracking Weekly Physical Activity:
A Pebble device will make it easy to track your activity each day. Simply wear your Pebble during activity and walk by a SyncPoint located on campus to transmit your physical activity data into the Evolve Wellness System. You can also track by going to the “My Trackers” page and logging your physical activity. Be sure to track your self-entered physical activity records in time (hours/minutes). To receive a Pebble, please contact the Human Resources department for more information.
Completing the Challenge:
Once you record 10 hours of physical activity during the challenge, you will earn 25 points. Be sure to check out the challenge leaderboard on the website to follow your progress and encourage others along the way.
We hope you join us in this great opportunity to jumpstart your wellness year!

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Here is an easy way to jumpstart your wellness program!

Registration for the Generals Express Challenge has started! This simple challenge is a perfect way to get started with the Evolve Wellness program and to learn how to use your Pebble or the online Activity Tracker. All you have to do is register for the challenge and log 10 hours of physical activity between September 3rd and September 30th. If you have a Pebble, it will do the work for you! This challenge is worth 25 points.
To find out more about the challenge, and to register, please sign in to the Evolve Wellness website through go.wlu.edu/wellness and go to the My Programs page.
For more information about the Pebble Activity Tracker, go to My Devices on the Evolve Wellness Website or check out the videos here http://www.fitlinxx.net/resource-center-videos-pebble.htm.

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