Get geared up for a healthier you

Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge

Monday, October 19 – Sunday, November 29

Get Geared Up For a Healthier You!

The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge is back for the fall! This six-week program is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and improve your overall well-being for the chance to earn great daily prizes and the grand prize: an At-Home Fitness Package with gear to help you get and stay healthy!

Here’s how it works:

Get Healthy.

Each day of the Challenge, there are three daily goals you should aim to achieve:

  1. Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Drink eight glasses of water.
  3. Get 20 minutes of physical activity.

In addition to the daily goals, there are “extra points” challenges designed to push you further and keep things interesting! You’re encouraged to modify these challenges to suit your fitness level and ability.

Plus! Virtual Monday Night Fitness is back for the fall – join us on Facebook every Monday at 6 p.m. for a Fusion-style class led by a certified YMCA instructor. It’s an easy way to earn your physical activity points from the comfort of your own home! Classes remain available online for you to watch at any time, whether you can’t make it on Monday or are looking for a bonus workout during the week.

Get Points.

  • Daily goals = 5 points each.
  • “Extra points” challenges = 5 points each.
  • Refer a friend = 10 points for each person you refer who registers for the Challenge.

Get Prizes!

The more you do, the more points you’ll earn, and the greater your chance to win great prizes during the Challenge, including:

  • Bills Yoga Mat and Swell Water Bottle
  • BOSE Wireless Earbuds
  • Digital Air Fryer
  • Fitbit Versa 2
  • Harrison Phillips autographed memorabilia
  • Bills-branded Nike backpack
  • Gift cards to the BFLO Store and Rachels Mediterranean Grill
    The grand prize winner will receive the ultimate at-home fitness package to help you continue your healthy habits, including a ProForm exercise bike, BOSU ball, kettlebell set, yoga mat, Fitbit Versa 2 and more!

The Challenge is open to all Western New Yorkers, and you can join anytime now through November 29.


As the official health and wellness partner of the Buffalo Bills, we’re working together to give everyone extra incentive to get healthier. The Health & Wellness Challenge is just one way we can help improve nutrition and fitness habits, as well as overall health, in Western New York.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, certain prizes may no longer be available, in which case a prize substitution of equal or greater value will be awarded.

Note: Participants can register at any time throughout the Challenge. To be eligible for prizes, participants must be 18 years old and a legal resident of New York state presently residing in New York at the time of entry. You do not need to be an Independent Health member to join. Official rules are available here.