You earn a variety of points during the Wellness Workdays challenge by engaging in any of the wellness activities described below. These activities were selected because they can be performed in a short period of time, within or near your work location, and are related to evidence-based health benefits.
How to succeed at this challenge:
- Review all of the activities in each of the categories below. We know that all workday activities may not be included in our categories and we anticipate these will change each semester.
- Complete a minimum of 3 activities per week, but preferably engage in 1-2 activities per day (Earn variety bonus points each week by completing 1 task from each category!)
- Enter your points on time (by close of business the following Tuesday)
- Take at least one photo of your wellness activities to upload each week (Earn bonus points with more photos!)
Take a 15-minute walk.
Use a 15 minute break to complete a relaxing yoga workout.
Perform a regular work task while standing for 30 minutes or more
Take 15 mins out of your lunch break to complete a small workout of your choosing to get your blood flowing.
Meditate for 5 or more minutes by yourself or with others
Spend 5-10 minutes writing about any topic that you want
Make art with any medium
Spend 10-15 daily minutes learning a new skill
Environmental & Social Health
Perform one act of kindness for a friend, colleague, or stranger
Spend 10-15 minutes in any green space during the work day
Call or text a loved one during a work break
Grounding or earthing is a therapeutic technique that focuses on realigning your electrical energy by reconnecting to the earth. Spend 5 minutes practicing grounding!
Drink at least 32 oz of water during your workday
Eat a portion of fruits or vegetables at work
Look up a healthy recipe to prepare for yourself or colleagues
Pack your lunch instead of eating out or ordering fast food
The “Wild Card” option is a Wellness Team led activity that will be available to participants each week. This is an opportunity for you to earn points while engaging with other participants of the PHHP community. The “Wild Card” activity will be announced at the beginning of each week.
Show your gratitude for fellow students, faculty and staff by sending over a nice note to their inbox. Gratitude form will be accessible on the 17th.
Go solo or join a team to participate in our Brain Teaser Challenge! Click the link below to submit. Brain Teaser Challenge will be accessible on the 24th.
Go on a virtual tour of a museum, park, or landmark. Take a look on your own, or join in with friends and family. Virtual tour ideas down below!