Get Serious about Wellness; Join High-Point and Walk Challenges

Starting February 26, new high-point challenges make it easy for benefits-eligible employees to earn reward incentives on the myHealth Matters website.

  • Get your flu shot to earn 250 points or log shopping trips with NutriSavings for 500 points. You can also work out twice a week for eight weeks to earn 500 points.
  • For a serious boost – and a surefire way to earn the $300 wellness reimbursement – log 1,000 points by completing a weight management program or stress management training. Complete both programs and log 2,000 points to be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
  • If walking is your thing, there are two walking challenges underway. Sign up for the Walking in a Winter Wonderland pedometer challenge, sponsored by the Fitness Center at the Albert Sherman Center, to can help you earn 5,000 steps daily toward the myHealth Matters’ Steps Challenge. Winter Wonderland continues through March 16; participants who earn 150,000 steps are also entered in a prize raffle. Email Brittany Reyome at ascfitnesscenter@umassmed.edu or call 774-455-3500 to join.

Learn about Idea Board that Moves Outdoors for Walking Huddle 

Members of the Interpreter Services Department at their outdoor walking huddle.

Members of the Interpreter Services Department at their walking Idea Board huddle.

With the warm weather now here, our Interpreter Services Department has updated its Idea Board to an outdoor walking huddle. This new format was submitted as an idea by a team member who read a Huffington Post article about the benefits of walking meetings. During the team’s initial walking huddle, additional ideas were generated to further enhance the new format including creating an inviting sign to welcome other employees (from other departments) to join the huddle, creating a more mobile-friendly Idea Board, using Skype or FaceTime to include other Interpreter Services staff stationed at other campuses and trying different walk routes to help keep ideas fresh. This year, the Interpreter Services implemented 33 ideas, which is 72 percent of its target!