Employer-provided wellness programs support the development of healthy behaviors that may prevent chronic diseases, such as stroke, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
These programs help build team comradery and a “culture of wellness,” which in turn, leads to happier, healthier, more productive employees. Employers also realize reduced benefits costs while fostering employee engagement through team activities and challenges.
Health Action Council introduced the Step It Up Challenge and Healthy Kids Step It Up Challenge to support wellness cultures in business organizations and schools. They are no-cost, four-week step programs that promote overall health for the workplace and community. The challenges promote walking and other physical activities, making participation accessible to a range of fitness levels. They also encourage participants to get moving with some friendly competition, providing individual and team prizes and recognition.
The Step It Up Challenge is a turn-key program for employers. Each year Health Action Council coordinates challenges in the spring, summer, and fall.
The competition is open to Health Action Council members and non-members.
The Step It Up Challenge is a turn-key program for employers.
The Healthy Kids Step It Up Challenge is a no-cost step program that promotes overall health and well-being for schools and the community.
The Healthy Kids Step It Up Challenge engages parents, school leaders, teachers, coaches, and communities across the country in promoting improved health and wellness while serving as role models for students. Each year Health Action Council coordinates challenges in the spring and fall.