WLA Dream Team Moves, Grooves, and Wins
Congratulations to the WLA Dream Team, winners of the Pump Up the Jams Challenge in February. This fantabulous team logged the highest average number of cardio minutes during the challenge. Team members include Irwing S., Ze’ev G., Arthur Y., Taylor C., Melvin A., and Erik R.
Individual prizes for the most cardio minutes logged during the challenge were awarded to Elwood H. and Anna I. Way to move and groove, winners!
If you participated in the challenge and logged 500 minutes of cardio between February 1 and March 5, you earned 500 bWell points. Stellar.
The Brick is Back
Brick mobile phones were a status symbol for Yuppies in the 80s. That’s why Totally bWell has elevated it to top-level status. Participants earning 8,000 bWell points and reaching the Brick Phone level by August 31, 2021, are eligible to win rad prizes.
After six months of awesome effort, Totally bWell participants are blowing through the levels and collecting rewards along the way:
- 181 have reached the Rubik’s Cube Level by participating in a health screening and completing the Well-Being Survey (1,000 points and $100 savings on 2022 medical premiums or a $100 gift card* ). Another 184 have earned at least 1,000 bWell points but haven’t completed a health screening or the Well-Being Survey. *If you choose a cash reward (gift card), the Internal Revenue Code considers the gift card value as taxable income.
- 166 have reached the Game Controller Level by participating in Totally bWell challenges
(3,000 points plus an additional $200 gift card* or savings on 2022 medical premiums). *If you choose a cash reward (gift card), the Internal Revenue Code considers the gift card value as taxable income.
- 31 have earned 6,000 points or more. Whoa!
Remember, Totally bWell allows you to create your own customized challenges. Whether you want to spend less, play more, or conquer a bad habit, you design the challenge that will help you change for good. Points will be awarded for up to 12 custom challenges – that’s up to 1,200 bWell points, but there’s no limit on how many custom challenges you can create. You can also make any custom challenge a Peer Challenge. Invite your BMC colleague to be your accountability partner and earn extra bWell points.
Learn more about Totally bWell here. Visit mybmcwellness.com to sign up for Totally bWell, check your progress, or see the variety of ways you can earn bWell points. Here are just a couple:
Everyone has the tendency to over-extend themselves in caring for others. Whether it be caring for coworkers, neighbors, children, or friends, we all tend to make more time for others and less time for ourselves. Self-care can mean many things to many people, but don’t overthink this challenge’s focus. If you feel as though you carved out a couple of minutes for yourself today, track “Yes.” It could be five minutes with your eyes closed before you open your email or maybe a whole day spent outside at a park. Take what you can give yourself at that moment. Find the Self Care challenge under the Quarterly Challenges section at mybmcwellness.com.
Track “Yes” 60 times out of the next 90 days to earn your 150 bWell points.
Naturally Slim Enrollment Starts April 19
After a year like last year, you deserve some self-care. BMC will again offer the Naturally Slim (NS) program starting May 17. This free program can help you build life-long healthy habits that can improve your physical and mental health. Applications will be accepted between April 19 and May 2, 2021, and the program begins May 17.
Naturally Slim is a digital weight loss program developed and taught by leading scientists and doctors with your lifestyle in mind. NS can help you learn how to:
- Eat what you want and lose weight
- Be resilient in the midst of stress
- Create and protect your sleep schedule
Employees, spouses, and adult dependents over 18 enrolled on a BCBSTX medical plan are eligible to apply. Past participants can apply as long as they have not participated within the last 12 months. Complete all 10 of the first 10 online video sessions and earn 250 bWell points. Points are automatically applied within 30 days after successful completion. Learn more and join the waitlist here.
Naturally Slim™ is rebranding to Wondr Health™. Same program, new name, and look. To learn more about the rebrand, go here.