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LFCHD currently topping worksite wellness challenge

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is currently in first place in the Bluegrass Wellness at Work activity challenge!

There’s still time for us to get even more points as we try to secure the top prize, so take some time to log in and record your activity: Bluegrass Wellness at Work. Remember: this isn’t only for exercise. If you do housework, it counts. If you are out inspecting restaurants all day, it counts. There are several ways to take part, so check it out and get involved!

Here is information Ruben Perez sent earlier about the program. Be sure to contact him at ext. 2410 if you have any questions:
ANY EMPLOYEE THAT PARTICPATES IN THE AGENCY CHALLENGE COULD WIN A FITBIT CHARGE HR.

The employee with the most points entered by AUGUST 7 will win the Fitbit Charge HR.
HOW? Simply print your total points page. Print and sign your name and submit by August 7 COB.

You do not need to be part of the wellness program to participate. Read below to enter the challenge.

Last year, you helped us be recognized as one of the healthiest places to work in the Bluegrass, and to take home the Diamond Award for Innovations in Worksite Wellness from its second Bluegrass Wellness at Work (BWW) program. Help us again this year!

We’re ready and set to compete again in this year’s Agency Fitness Challenge where we will compete against other agencies in the bluegrass. Here is how it works.

Agency Fitness Challenge
A six-week fitness challenge to encourage employees to get moving. Earn a point each time you complete fifteen (15) minutes of exercise of any type; challenge starts on June 20 and ends August 8, with recognitions to be given August 16 at TBA. Awards will be given to winners of the Fitness Challenge in the small (>25 employees), medium (25-99 employees) and large (100+ employees) business categories.

How can I help win the big award?
Keep track of your ACTIVITY over the next seven weeks; give yourself 1 point for every 15 minutes you activity during or outside of work.
You can count exercise/points accumulated June 20-August 8

How do I log my points?
To streamline the participation in the challenge, Bluegrass Wellness at Work has created a basic app so all participants can track their own activity. The app is available for iOS via the iTunes store, Android via Google Play and also accessible directly from a desktop, laptop or mobile browser at https://bluegrasswellnessatwork.org/app

Log into the app and add your points at your convenience: your USER NAME will be your work email address, and your PASSWORD will be Summer2015.

You will not be able to enter the app or the website to log in points until June 20th.
Once inside your app. On the left hand side click the add activity icon. Click on the date you completed your activity on the calendar. Type your activity starting time and select the duration and activity from the drop down menu. Then click save and you are done

PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE TO BE ENROLLED IN LFCHD’S WORKSITE WELLNESS PROGRAM IN ORDER TO LOG POINTS IN THE BWW CHALLENGE.

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