Choose Your Own Challenge

Want something new to do with your colleagues or on your own?  Build Your Own Challenge gives you a chance to set your own time frame and your own goals and earn Be Well UC points while you do!

Additional challenge options will be added to the website as they are developed.

Max points earned per year for participating in Choose Your Own Challenges = 40 points!

 

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Sleep More, Wake Up Well

Sleep is an important factor in our overall health and wellness.  When your body is not getting adequate rest, you will see changes in your ability to perform at work, you may struggle to keep up physically with the demands of the day, and you may have significant health impacts as well.  Taking time to evaluate your sleep habits as well as how you spend your time first thing in the morning can help you to identify areas to improve.  This challenge will walk you through the process of evaluating your sleep over the course of a month - we hope you'll find it valuable and you are able to feel more rested and well!

To earn points for this challenge, simply utilize the tracker.  Upon completion of the challenge, message wellness@uc.edu to let us know you’ve completed it and we’ll submit your 40 points to the Alyfe Wellbeing Team to be added to your account!

 

Earn 40 points for completing this challenge!

 

Learn more about the importance of sleep by scheduling a Work Well session in your department. Our Be Well Team can come to you to share information and resources as well as answer any questions you may have.

Sleep more, wake up well downloadable flyer
Sleep more, wake up well downloadable flyer

7-Day Smartphone Detox Challenge

An APA study has found that 86% of people in the US report that they constantly or often check their phones, and constant checkers experience higher levels of stress. A Gallup poll found that most US smartphone users check their phone at least hourly. And, Business Insider shares the term “nomophobia” has been developed to describe those who feel panic, anxious or desperate when they don’t have access to their phone. 

PopSugar and TheColorRun.com have widely shared the below 7-day challenge to get you to break common habits and addictions those with smartphones often share. If you’re up to it, keep track each day of your progress with the challenge and make notes of what may be hard to accomplish!

To earn points for this challenge, simply utilize the tracker.  Upon completion of the challenge, message wellness@uc.edu to let us know you’ve completed it and we’ll submit your 10 points to the Alyfe Wellbeing Team to be added to your account!

Learn more about the importance of disconnecting from tech and the impact on our levels of stress by scheduling a Work Well session in your department. Our Be Well Team can come to you to share information and resources as well as answer any questions you may have.

Smartphone detox challenge

Eat for a Week for Under $40!

Earn up to 40 points for trying to make your meals for under $40 (per portion).  Learn how to make healthy, wholesome food with the guidelines provided, and how to make your per portion costs low.  Consider saving time by making large batches of whatever you may be eating and saving them for another day!  You can do this!

Eat Under 40 Challenge
Eat Under 40 challenge
Eat Under 40 challenge

Additional Resources

Click on the images for a downloadable flyer and presentation to help you get started!

eat well and save well flyer
healthy eating on a budget presentation

Be the Change Challenge

"You should want to be better than everybody else; you should want to be better than you ever thought you could be."

 

For 2 weeks - consider ways to develop yourself and give back to others and Be the Change.

Track just 2 activities, explain what you did, and submit your form to earn 20 points!  That simple!   

Be the Change Challenge
Be the change tracking sheet

Get Your Fitness On Challenge

  • Earn up to 25 points for tracking a fitness related goal!
    • Participate for 4 weeks, earning 5 points per week you track your goals.
    • Earn an additional 5 points for participating with a team (you don't have to workout with them, just support one another and help to keep each other accountable).
      • If you are participating as a team, we ask that one person collects all forms and sends them together so the additional points will be added correctly.
  • Improve your fitness week by week - increase your goal(s) at your own pace to see how much you can push yourself to try just a ltitle more. Example:
    • Week 1 - 4 glasses of water/day
    • Week 2 - 5 glasses of water/day
    • Week 3 - 6 glasses of water/day
    • Week 4 - 7 glasses of water per day - end goal!
  • Determine what aspect of movement (or supporting movement) is important for you to improve upon:
    • Stretching
    • Cardio
    • Strength
    • Meditation/breathing
    • Hydration
  • Once you've completed your challenge, submit your forms via email to wellness@uc.edu or to Ashley Varol, UC Be Well, ML0039.
Get Your Fitness On Challenge
Get Your Fitness On Challenge

New Challenge Options

Coming Soon