As the holiday season has quickly approached, you may be wondering how you’re going to enjoy the holidays and certain traditions given the way COVID-19 has changed almost every part of our lives. This holiday season will most likely look very different for many of us. Take it as an opportunity to find new ways to enjoy the holidays and create new and healthy traditions.
1 | Cook a Healthier Meal
Planning a smaller gathering than normal? Take it as an opportunity to rethink your menu. Try cooking healthier options of your less healthy family favorites. Roast your vegetables in olive or avocado oil instead of baking them in butter or swap half the potatoes for cauliflower in your mashed potatoes. Consider adding vegetable-forward dishes like roasted squash or a green salad with fruit.
2 | Sharing the Day with Friends and Family
Can’t get together with friends or older relatives? You can still enjoy the meal together! Deliver a Thanksgiving feast to older relatives so they can enjoy your world famous green beans still, or leave your favorite pie on your friends or neighbors door steps. Zoom fatigue is real, but you make an exception for Mom or Grandma and eat your meal (or at least dessert) together virtually.
3 | Active (Socially Distanced) Traditions
Create a new Thanksgiving tradition of doing something active. Plan a walking coffee or hot cider date at a local park in the morning with friends or family members you won’t be able to enjoy the meal with. Try our Planksgiving workout, enjoy an early morning pre-meal hike, or go for a post-meal (pre-dessert) walk around your neighborhood.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the new Walk the Width Colorado Step Challenge. Collectively, all who participated walked 22.5 million steps!
We hope the new challenge motivated you to get up and moving every day – working toward achieving the daily goal of 8,300 steps in order to walk the width of Colorado in 3 months.
Here are the 5 lucky winners of $100 Amazon Gift Cards.
- Craig H.
- Rita G.
- Gretchen H.
- Elizabeth C.
- Linda G.
Enjoy challenges? The Healthy Holiday Challenge starts Mid-November. Stay tuned for more information.
We’re happy to announce a new challenge to motivate you to remain active and healthy. Get moving and join the Walk the Width Steps Challenge. Your goal is to walk the width of Colorado—that’s 280 miles or 760,000 steps—from August 1 to October 31. That’s an average of 8,300 steps a day. Everyone who meets the goal will be entered into the $500 prize drawing.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
Visit the Weigh and Win site and click ‘Join Challenge’ button on the Steps Challenge page.
TRACK YOUR STEPS
Sync an activity tracker with your account (or use your phone). Activity Tracker instructions are under ‘Coaching Tools.’
Colorado is 280 miles wide. That’s 760,000 steps. Break that down over 13 weeks, it’s about 8,300 steps a day to reach the goal.
WIN A PRIZE
Everyone who reaches the step goal will be entered into the drawing. We will give 5 lucky winners $100.
Join the Challenge at WeighandWin.com/StepsChallenge. You must have a Premium membership to participate in challenges. Log in to your Weigh and Win account (or create an account) to upgrade for an annual or monthly fee.
How to Sync an Activity Tracker
- Log in to your account at WeighandWin.com.
- Under ‘Coaching Tools’ click on ‘Activity Tracker.’
- Click on the manage trackers button and follow the prompts.
- You will be redirected to log into your fitness tracker app or device account to sync.
Don’t have a tracker? Use your phone!
To use your phone as a tracker, download the Fitbit app and select ‘MobileTrack’ as your device type. Then, follow the above steps to sync your Fitbit account with incentaHEALTH.
Did you know that with a Premium membership you not only earn cash for your weight loss, you’re also eligible for our monthly HEALTHpoints prize drawing! We give away great prizes every month. All you need to do is engage in the program (open your email, track your steps, take the quizzes, etc.) and once you earn 300 or more points you’re automatically entered into our prize drawing!
Congratulations to our May winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Card: Wendy of Northglenn, CO.
Earn 300 or more points in June and you could be the winner of a $50 Target Gift Card. Good luck!
Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints by participating in the program (opening emails, weighing in, etc.) and you’ll automatically be entered into the prize drawing for the month.
Congratulations to our winner of a $100 Amazon gift card.
Next month we’re giving away an incentaHEALTH Smart Scale to one lucky winner!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019-2020 Weigh and Win Healthy Holiday Challenge this year. We had more than 1,600 people participate. Out of those that completed both weigh-ins, 80 percent maintained their weight! The winners have been notified by email.
Prize Drawing Winners:
- Taunia – Commerce City
- Jess – Lakewood
- Debbie – Thornton
- Terry – Thornton
- Kris – Denver
- Carol – Denver
- Trina – Henderson
- Herbert – Brighton
- Marley – Denver
- Sylvia – Parker
- Christina – Northglenn
- Jennifer – Brighton
- Marcy – Littleton
- Geli – Denver
We hope the Healthy Holiday Challenge helped you engage in healthier behaviors over the holidays. If you enjoy competition, the next Weigh and Win Team Challenge starts early Spring. Stay tuned for more information! Remember, to engage in the next Challenge, you must have a Premium account. Have you upgraded to Weigh and Win Premium yet?
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Weigh and Win Team Challenge. We had close to 100 teams participating across the state. The Team Challenge helps fuel healthy change through competition and social accountability.
Weight Improvement Team Challenge Winners
- Weight and Sea, 7.53% avg. weight improvement
- Funkadelics, 6.55% avg. weight improvement
- LET’S DO THIS!, 5.07% avg. weight improvement
HEALTHpoints Team Challenge Winners
- Pleasantly plump, 8,610 avg. Team HEALTHpoints
- SafeWeigh, 8,519.2 avg. Team HEALTHpoints
- We’re Steppin’ Up, 8,357.75 avg. Team HEALTHpoints
The winning teams received prizes ranging from blenders to headphones, gift cards and more!
Next Team Challenge
Missed out on this challenge? The next team challenge starts February 1, 2020. Stay tuned for more information!
Congratulations to the September HEALTHpoints winners of incentaHEALTH Smart Scales!
- Betsy – Greeley
- Brian- Parker
In October we are giving away 3, $100 Patagonia Gift Cards. Want one? Just earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints and you will automatically be entered into the drawing.
Congratulations to the August HEALTHpoints winners of $100 Amazon gift cards.
- Cheryl – Fort Collins
- Kristen – Lakewood
- Kris – Denver
Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints in September for a chance to win 1 of 2 incentaHEALTH Smart Scales. Good luck!
Congratulations to our May HEALTHpoints winners of $50 Target gift cards!
- Vangie – Thornton
- Ariel – Lakewood
- Vicki – Thornton
- Vicki – Commerce City
- Val – Denver
- Valeen – Glendale
We’re giving away 3, $100 Amazon gift cards in June. Earn 300 or more HEALTHpoints to be entered into the drawing.