Faculty/Staff Wellness

Be Well at Work homedisability management servicesemployee assistanceelder careergonomicsoccupational healthwellnesswork life

healthy holiday challenge flyer

"I look forward to joining this healthy challenge every holiday season. It's a free and low-energy way to stay in community and keep myself accountable to my personal health goals during a stressful time of year."

-2019 participant


Healthy Holiday Challenge

Healthy Holiday Challenge

Nov 9 - Dec 18 | 6-week online challenge

Give yourself the gift of healthier habits this year with the Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program supports you with small, healthy steps you build on each week and can keep going through the new year. Join us for a healthful, relaxing, balanced, and fun holiday season!

This challenge includes:

  • Weekly prizes

  • Two Grand Prizes: a Fitbit Charge 3 or a private cooking class with free groceries!

  • Weekly newsletters with resources, recipes, and weekly challenges for support and motivation

  • Virtual events

  • Daily wellness postcards 

Registration

How the program works

Newsletter

Each Monday morning, you will receive a newsletter through email to help you stay on track. This will feature the weekly challenge with supporting tools and featured events. In addition, each Tuesday-Friday you will receive a daily email postcard with a wellness tip and fun inspiration.

It's up to you how you would like to participate to get the support and motivation you need from the program. You can do any of the following:
  • Read the newsletters for motivation and reminders.
  • Report your participation each week (to be eligible for the weekly prize drawing).
  • Track your progress on your Personal Success Tracker and keep it with you to help you stay on track.
  • Share tips you have found to be successful with fellow participants. Tips may be posted online or in the newsletter.
  • Use #UCBHHC to share your Healthy Holiday Challenge photos on Instagram or Facebook.

Weekly challenge:

  • There will be a new simple challenge each week. If you're ready to make the challenge more difficult, increase the duration or frequency. 

How to win prizes

Weekly Prize Drawing: we are giving away raffle prizes each week!

To be eligible, report your participation for the previous week by completing a quick survey in the Monday newsletters.

The deadline for reporting the previous week's participation will be Tuesdays at noon. Winners will be announced in Wednesday's daily wellness postcard.

How to win the grand prize

There will be two Grand Prize Winners! You can win a FitBit Charge 3, donated by Kaiser Permanente, or a private cooking class with free groceries! To be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing, you must do both of the following:
  • Complete the program
    Be sure to submit your participation each week!

  • Complete the program evaluation
    Submit the online program evaluation. We will ask for your name but it will not be associated with your answers.

Resources

Hunger-Satiety Scale

Hunger-Satiety Scale Image

Managing Holiday Stress:

Managing Holiday Stress Worksheet

Testimonials

"Leave it to a wise university to know that healthy employees are better employees, who have more energy, more productivity, and more appreciation for an employer who also cares about their personal well-being."

"I regularly exercise but this program gave me the motivation to start involving my coworkers in my weekly exercise schedule - e.g. I've met people from other departments as we now go to a weekly circuits class together (enabled through the free 6 week trial offer). I've also gotten to know my coworkers better and in a different environment, and I've had FUN! My coworker and I are now meeting at the weekend to work-out. So, not only has this program been an incentive to maintain my activity levels, it's been great for helping me to find new friends!"

"This was a great way to close out the semester and make some small daily changes to help my overall wellness!" -Megan F.

"I love these challenges. So helpful to have reminders and know that even the smallest changes can make a difference."

"I love the Healthy Holiday Challenge because it encourages me to both set and achieve personal goals while also build community with my peers and colleagues who have similar goals." - Christine T.