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Healthy You is Wellesley College's program to help faculty and staff take an active role in their health and health care.
Year 4 Will Earn You More!
|Year 4 Healthy You Incentives|
|1. Fall Benefit Fair - meet with a coach (11/12 or 12/5)||$75|
|2. Complete HQ with HPHC by 6/30 (spouses too!)||$50 each|
|3. Spring Biometric Fairs - meet 3 goals set in the fall (4/28 or 5/6)||$75|
|4. Spring Fairs - Free FitBit pedometer/sleep monitor||$100|
|6. Share your Healthy You story||$25|
|Your total incentives:||$375|
In 1995, Wellesley College, along with 15 Boston-area colleges and universities, formed The Boston Consortium (TBC). One of The Consortium’s initiatives is to keep the health care of its member institutions affordable and accessible by helping employees and their families get and stay healthy. This Health Management Initiative is called Healthy You.
View an online narrated presentation that explains the history of Healthy You and the Health Questionnaire, and explore the content below.
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Mary Roberts is our Healthy You Fusion Juicer winner; she was one of over 100 employees who viewed Ben Hammond's video message
"The Healthy You program, the video and the Benefits Fair provided great tips and reminders to incorporate healthier habits into my daily life. I met with a coach to set some goals. I have been taking more frequent walks around the campus as a break in my workday and making a point to bring healthier lunches and snacks to work. I was pleasantly surprised to win the Juicer. We have already used it at home - carrot, orange, apple juice with some ginger thrown in is really delicious!!! Thanks!" - Mary Roberts, Information Systems Manager
Visit meQuilibrium, this on-line tool reduces stress and is available to Wellesley employees and spouses. Stress is part of life and one of the top health risks at the College. It is a personalized on-line stress management system that uses the science of resilience and behavior change to target your individual causes and symptoms of stress. Learn how to reduce the impact of your specific stressors!
Healthy You Employee of the Month - Donna Volpe-Strouse
Donna practiced excellent health routines before, having taught five Zumba classes a week, in addition to working full-time and raising two boys. After being diagnosed with Addison's Disease two years ago, she dropped all of her Zumba classes and found it difficult to exercise at all because of the lack of energy. She also gained 15 pounds because of the steroids she was now taking to treat the disease. Initially frustrated by her situation, Donna realized that she needed to adjust her expectations and just be accepting of where she is today.
Healthy You: What are the steps you are taking to become healthier? What lessons have you learned about eating habits?
Donna : I started a modified fasting program last Fall to try to lose some of the weight and to realize some of the health benefits I had learned about fasting. Since that time I have lost 8 pounds, and my cholesterol has dropped 30 points. Even more importantly, I have become more in tune with when I am really hungry, so I have been able to decrease the "emotional snacking". Even though the fatigue is still a problem, I have committed to just work through it and ignore it.
Healthy You: Is there anything else that everyone should keep in mind?
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - $150 per year reimbursement for fitness expenses! Application form here.
The journey to Healthy You is a personal one. Understanding your health and getting healthier positively affects not only your life, but also the lives of those closest to you. Sharing your story can provide powerful inspiration to help another person take the all-important first step to a healthier life. Since the start of Healthy You last fall, a number of our colleagues have taken control of their lives by taking advantage of the biometric screenings and the Health Assessment/Questionnaire and many of the wellness initiatives and programs available on our campus, all with great results. Now, they are sharing their stories on video. See what your colleagues are saying about Healthy You. New stories added by Dawn and Justin here.
To see more videos from our Boston Consortium schools, go to www.healthyyouhmi.org.
Using the Harvard Pilgrim website you’ll find resources for:
The road to your wellbeing continues...
You and your covered spouse can complete the online Harvard Pilgrim HQ by May 31st to each earn a $100 Visa gift card. There also will be raffles for employees who participate in either the Know Your Numbers biometric screenings or who take the HQ. Employees who participate will be automatically entered. The winners of the two raffles can choose either an iPhone 5 (including a charger) or an iPad 2.
C25K is a fantastic program designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometers in just 9 weeks. Read more here and create your exercise plan!
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To view additional Healthy You testimonials, please click here.
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Your participation in Healthy You programs is voluntary and strictly confidential. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to protect your personal information from being inappropriately disclosed. All those who provide medical services such as doctors and insurgence companies and health plan employees have completed Health Insurgence Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training and are in compliance with HIPAA privacy guidelines. In addition, strict confidentiality and data security protocols are in place and adhered to by all healthcare employees.
HR values and respects confidentiality.