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Lose for Health Challenge Implementation Guide

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Contents Overview ........................................................................................3 Features ...........................................................................................3 Deployment Options..........................................................................4 Personal Challenges. . ...........................................................................4 Corporate Challenges. . .........................................................................4 Logging Weight...................................................................................4 Promotion & Communication...............................................................5 Posters. . ............................................................................................5 Postcards ..........................................................................................5 Logo ................................................................................................5 Program News....................................................................................5 Program Tips....................................................................................6 Vending Machine Snacks......................................................................6 Healthier Meeting Options ...................................................................6 Lunch & Learns ..................................................................................6 Garden Market Day.............................................................................7 Stairway to Health ..............................................................................7 Celebrate Success . . .............................................................................7


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Overview The Lose for Health Challenge is a preconfigured weight loss challenge. With this challenge participants can track their weight, calculate percentage weight loss, and earn incentives for reaching each milestone. The Lose for Health Challenge is available as a corporate challenge for individuals, with a fixed start date and duration, or as a personal challenge for participants to advance at their own pace.

Features The Lose for Health Challenge is available at the wellness web portal or as a mobile app. Features include: • Tips and educational material for healthy weight loss. • A progress chart that shows results and targets. • Motivational push messages to drive engagement. • Posters and flyers to use for promotional activities. • Corporate challenge options of 8 or 12 weeks. • Incentive point allocation for each milestone. • Online tracker, which is also available as a mobile app. • Option for validated baseline measurement. • Optional blog.

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Deployment Options The Lose for Health Challenge supports a range of different challenge models to meet your program requirements.

Personal Challenges Personal challenges allow each participant to start the challenge at any time, advancing at his/her own pace to reach the final milestone.

Corporate Challenges Corporate challenges have a defined start and end date, with all participants completing the challenge at the same time. The Lose for Health Challenge is available as an individual challenge, which measures each participant’s progress toward the next milestone. Corporate challenges are available for durations of 8 or 12 weeks. To reach the last milestone, an individual will need to record 5% weight loss.

Logging Weight The Lose for Weight Challenge supports logging of weight up to once per day using our Web tracker. The option is available to require that baseline weight is validated by a coach or coordinator.

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Promotion & Communication Boost enrollment and engagement in your Weight Loss Challenge using these promotional materials and communication ideas. We recommend that you plan a 3-4 week promotion leading up to launch. Get the word out using wellness champions and department managers. Then keep the momentum going by posting updates. You will need Adobe to edit information in these templates. Ask your graphic design department or provider for assistance. Or we can help you customize your promotional materials for an additional fee.

Posters Use the poster templatesto drive interest and enrollment. Customize with your branding as well as specific information about the challenge.

Postcards Use the postcard templates as reminders during the enrollment period.

Logo Use the Lose for Health Challenge logo for your own promotional materials.

Program News Promote the challenge on the home page of the wellness portal with a mini billboard (Addtional Fee for Mini Billboard design).

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Program Tips Use these ideas to encourage weight loss in the workplace and drive engagement.

Vending Machine Snacks Work with vending companies to provide some healthy grab-and-go food and drink options: • Granola bars • Baked chips • Trail mix • Plain & flavored water

Healthier Meeting Options Encourage healthy food and beverage options at company meetings and events. • Offer locally grown fruits and vegetables in season. • Serve foods in appropriate portions that are low in fat, sugar, and salt. • Select low-fat and whole grain versions of common foods like yogurt, bagels, and crackers. • Include some culturally appropriate foods. • Make water abundantly available in several areas of the meeting room.

Lunch & Learns Plan lunchtime events that educate and engage: • Invite a dietitian and chef to team up for a noontime discussion about eating well and eating right while losing weight. • Hire a fitness coach to teach a short class about activities that burn calories and build muscle. • Offer a healthy snack to attendees. • Ask merchants to provide coupons or merchandise as door prizes. Lose for Health Challenge Implementation Guide

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Garden Market Day Create a one-day garden market to help employees boost consumption of fruits and vegetables. • Choose a vendor who can deliver seasonal fruit and vegetables once a week. • Select dates when most employees can participate. • Advertise the program with posters, flyers, and brochures. • At the market, hand out recipes of the foods on sale and provide a buying guide of local produce sources. • Send reminders the week of the event.

Stairway to Health Create an attractive, safe stairwell that encourages use. • Add signs so that all stairwell entrances are easily located. • Inside the stairwell put numbers on the doors to let employees know which floor they’re on. • Ensure that lighting is sufficient and that all stair areas are clean. • Place posters or prints on the walls. Or invite children of employees to provide artwork. • Add music!

Celebrate Success Use rewards and recognition to showcase success. • Add user stories and photos to your bulletin board or newsletter. • Offer prizes such as gift certificates for different categories each week, e.g., most improved. • Encourage friendly competition between departments and locations.

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Lose For Health Implementation Guide | Release 1.0 | April 2014  
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