Healthy Lifestyle Challenge 2018

Program Overview

The Office of Work/Life's "Healthy Lifestyle Challenge" 2018

The Healthy Lifestyle Challenge (HLC) is a worksite wellness program developed by the Office of Work/Life that encourages Columbia University employees to make positive changes, which can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Why Do It? 
  • Chronic conditions are among the leading causes of death in the United States although largely preventable with behavior adjustments.
  • Many individuals make New Year’s resolutions to change unhealthy behavior and lifestyle—late winter/early spring is a good time to check in with those resolutions.

Program Aims: 
  • To support employees in adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors.
  • To increase employee satisfaction, energy, and overall health.

When is it?
  • Weekly challenges have been developed for a five-week period of time. The 2018 Healthy Lifestyle Challenge (HLC) will run from Monday, March 19, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018.
  • Weekly challenges run from Monday to Friday. 

How it works:
  • Each week, employees will be challenged to adopt and maintain a new healthy lifestyle behavior to complete the Healthy Lifestyle Wheel. Challenges are cumulative. For more challenge details and scoring, see the FAQ section. 
 Move 30: Move for 30 minutes a day
 Eat 5: Eat 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day
 Relax 10: Take time to relax for at least 10 minutes a day
 Sleep 7: Sleep seven hours a night
Hydrate 64: Drink 8 glasses of water a day