Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Worksite Wellness Challenge Kick Off

Tuesday - Jan 28, 2014

Champaign, IL - On Thursday, January 30th at noon, Parkland College and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will kick-off a worksite wellness challenge for Parkland employees. The four-month wellness challenge is called the Amazing Challenge, and the challenge itself begins on February 1st. Thursday's kick-off event will be held at Parkland's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, located at 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, D116, in Champaign.

The Amazing Challenge will be organized through a web portal called We Choose Health 365, created by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Live Healthy America. A number of employers in Champaign County and state-wide will participate in the challenge, which will provide health challenges for employees on nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction. It will be a simple, fun and interactive campaign that encourages focused weekly action - making it easy for participants to make changes and see results. The wellness website allows employees to create personalized dashboards to track their individual wellness goals, nutrition intake and physical activity, and provides wellness resources such as fitness videos and healthy recipes.

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