Winter Wellness Challenge

The Wellness Council offers a winter wellness challenge to member companies every year. 

Keep It Steady: Maintain Don't Gain is a fun holiday challenge that requires teams to log points in daily health habits over the holidays (Thanksgiving-New Years), these health habits include: 

  • Exercise at least 15 minutes daily
  • Eat breakfast daily
  • Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily 
  • Limit sweets to one per day
  • Limit alcohol to one or fewer servings per day
  • Eat 1 cup of fruit and 1 cup of veggies daily
The goal of Keep It Steady is twofold. First, the overarching goal is for the participant to maintain their pre-holiday weight throughout the holiday season. Weight loss is acceptable, of course. The second goal is for the participant to earn 1,000 points by practicing healthy habits each day. Six healthy habits are featured and the participant is encouraged to complete one or more of these habits daily to earn points. 


"It was nice to finish the holidays and not start the New Year ten pounds heavier." - Challenge participant 

The 2015 Keep It Steady challenge saw 19 businesses participating covering over 200 employees. Businesses include: 

  • Banner County Schools
  • Bayard Schools
  • Beguin Enterprises, LLC
  • Box Butte County
  • Box Butte General Hospital
  • Chadron Community Hospital
  • Cheyenne County Community Hospital
  • Chimney Rock Public Power District
  • Cirrus House
  • City of Sidney
  • Expedient Claim Services
  • Gardener, Loutzenhiser, & Ryan
  • Hemingford Telephone Company/Mobius Communications
  • Northwest Community Action Partnership
  • Panhandle Public Health District
  • Scottsbluff WNCC
  • Sidney WNCC
  • The DOVES Program
  • WPCI
Any business that reached an average goal of 1,000 was put into a drawing for three prizes: 
  1. Walking Workstation or 2 sit-to-stand Varidesks ($1,000 value)
  2. $500 toward employee wellness supports
  3. $250 toward employee wellness supports
There were 8 teams that hit the 1,000 point mark this year and the winners were: 

Chadron Community Hospital - Two sit-to-stand Varidesks


Hemingford Telephone Company/Mobius Communications - $500 towards employee wellness supports


Bayard Public Schools - $250 towards employee wellness supports


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