Independent Health and the Buffalo Bills are encouraging Western New Yorkers to stay active and connected by taking part in this fall’s Health & Wellness Challenge. This fun and engaging program runs from October 19 through November 29.
At a time when it’s become extremely important to manage your overall health and practice social distancing, the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge incentivizes people to adopt healthy habits and provides helpful ways to do that – even at home! By moving more, eating wisely and drinking enough water, participants will earn points for a chance to win a variety of daily prizes, as well as the grand prize of an “At-Home Fitness Package,” which includes:
- ProForm PRO TC Exercise Bike PFEX79920
- Fitbit Versa 2TM
- Fitbit Aria AirTM Smart Scale
- 3-Piece (5, 10 and 15 lb) Kettlebell Set & Stand
- TRX Go Suspension Training Bands
- BOSU® Balance Trainer Ball, 65 cm, “The Original”
- Yoga Mat
During the six-week initiative, a Fusion-style fitness class will be offered virtually every Monday at 6 p.m. Led by YMCA instructors, these Monday Night Fitness classes will be live-streamed on the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Facebook page. In addition, Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Harrison Phillips will once again provide participants with health tips and encouragement along the way.
“It’s key for our community to maintain daily healthy habits. I never would have gotten to the NFL, or returned from knee surgery without them,” said Phillips. “That’s why I’m encouraging fans to join the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge. Let’s gear up together as One Family for a healthier you and have a chance to win great prizes along the way.”
How the Challenge works
The Health & Wellness Challenge was created as a way to help motivate individuals to live healthier lives by offering them opportunities to win prizes. Since its launch in 2014, more than 37,000 individuals have registered for this community-wide initiative.
Participants can earn points by achieving three main daily goals:
- Complete at least 20 minutes of physical activity
- Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables
- Drink eight glasses of water
There are also “extra points” challenges designed to push participants further and keep things interesting. These challenges can be modified to suit each participant’s fitness level and ability. The daily goals and “extra points” challenges are worth 5 points each. Plus, by referring friends and family starting October 12, participants can earn 10 extra points for each person who registers.
How to get started
Your employees can register for this fall’s Health & Wellness Challenge and keep track of their progress buffalobills.com/thechallenge. To be eligible to win a prize, participants must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of New York State at the time of entry.