The LifeBalance Healthy Holidays Challenge provides employers with a turnkey, company-wide weight management challenge.
The Healthy Holidays Challenge encourages participants to maintain their weight and participate in community service during the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The challenge allows participants to set goals, log weight and time spent performing community service, view individual and company-wide progress and access educational weight management and community service resources.
Additionally, general reporting functions, client customization, a built-in group communication system, promotional tools, best practices guidelines, and much more are included in Healthy Holidays offerings.
Healthy Holidays Components Include:
- Healthy Holidays Webpage and Dashboard
Healthy Holidays clients receive a custom webpage on the LifeBalance website dedicated specifically to their Healthy Holidays Challenge. Links to this page are highlighted for participants on the LifeBalance homepage and distributed to participants in challenge promotional materials. The page is only accessible to clients, client employees and participating family members.
After employee registration, each individual has access to their personalized Dashboard on the Healthy Holidays webpage page. The Dashboard provides complete access to all of the tools, educational content and motivational material available through the challenge.
- Weight and Community Service Recording
Once a participant is registered for the challenge, he or she will utilize the Weight portion of the Dashboard to enter their weekly weight. Tips on when and how to check and log weight are provided.
Participants select the Community Service portion of the Dashboard to enter any community service performed during the challenge. Participants are encouraged to log at least one hour during the course of the competition.
- Individual Reporting
The Progress tab in the Dashboard is designed to show participants their overall weight changes throughout the challenge as well as their community service contributions. Participants can also view challenge-wide weight progress (to see if all participants have gained, maintained or lost weight overall) and total community service hours logged by all participants.
- Water Cooler
The Water Cooler is a central message board in the Healthy Holidays Dashboard that is immediately visible to all participants upon visiting the Healthy Holidays page. Challenge administrators can post updates, prize announcements, answers to participant questions, motivational tips and any other messages in this area for all participants to see. Participants can submit questions, feedback, information on community service opportunities, group fitness activities, weight management tips, healthy recipes, encouragement and other messages to be posted in the Water Cooler. Participant submissions are reviewed by LifeBalance representatives and/or program administrators before they are posted to ensure that posts are relevant and appropriate.
- Weight Management and Community Service Resources
The customizable Resources section of the Dashboard provides members with various educational weight management and community service content provided by LifeBalance and/or clients. Additionally, links to volunteer organizations, community service opportunities and to searches for exercise and weight management related vendors are also included on this tab.
- Prizes (optional) – This portion of the Dashboard gives detailed information about challenge prizes. LifeBalance customizes prize notification so that individual prize winners are notified of their prize after logging in.
Healthy Holidays Client Services & Challenge Reporting:
- Program Administrators
Each client may select one or more individuals who are granted administrative access to the Healthy Holidays webpage. Administrators may view participant data, post messages in the Water Cooler, access challenge utilization reports and view lists of participant emails for communication purposes.
- Client Tutorials
During Healthy Holidays client tutorials, a LifeBalance representative walks program administrators through each component of Healthy Holidays and the various functions that administrators can perform.
- Utilization Reports
Utilization Reports are available for each Healthy Holidays Client. These reports are customizable and provide clients with real time, aggregate data throughout the challenge.
- Challenge Promotion
LifeBalance works with all clients before and during Healthy Holidays to promote the challenge and to engage the employee population.
Customized, client-branded emails are sent to participants before the challenge begins to encourage participation.. Client-branded promotional posters specifically designed to promote Healthy Holidays are also provided.
For the duration of the Healthy Holidays challenge, LifeBalance provides a custom message to employees each time they login to www.LifeBalanceProgram.com. This message encourages employees visiting other areas of the LifeBalance Program website to visit the Healthy Holidays page to register or to log activity. Additionally, weekly email templates are provided to clients for consistent, branded communication that encourages continued member participation throughout the challenge.
LifeBalance Healthy Holidays Extras – The options listed below are available at an additional cost.
- Healthy Holidays Kick Off Fairs
Challenge Kick Off fairs can be held at client facilities as a means of promoting the challenge. LifeBalance representatives attend the events to encourage challenge participation, answer questions, assist with participant registration, and distribute registration instructions and any other challenge materials
LifeBalance offers customizable incentive and reward programs for any wellness challenge
- Additional Promotional Materials
LifeBalance happily works with clients to create additional flyers, posters, postcards or any other promotional materials that can be used to encourage challenge participation
- Health and Wellness Speakers
LifeBalance schedules qualified health and wellness experts to visit client facilities and address wellness-related topics
- On-site fitness classes
LifeBalance works with local participating vendors to organize and schedule a variety of on-site fitness classes, from yoga to boot camp to Zumba.
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