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Cafe Well is a social network that offers corporate wellness programs that WORK. It was created to provide a safe, secure and anonymous health care destination that connects you with other people who share your health care interests and needs. Café Well is the only destination that exists for one reason “health.” The community is there to address your needs, from chronic condition support like Celiac Disease, Diabetes or Arthritis to healthy lifestyle tips and challenges. CaféWell understands how hard the health care system is to navigate and makes it easy to get the health information you need, when and where you want it. That is why Cafe Well is available to everyone.
To get started you can…
- * Explore and join discussion groups to share experiences and get support
- * Connect with other community members with common health interests
- * Invite family and friends to join your own personal health network
On your Home page you can easily manage your activity and stay up to date on the latest news. You can start a private group for your friends and family to stay connected and work together on challenges, or join any of the existing groups for support and information.
Race to the Moon is a corporate challenge , available only toforgot eligible Health of America members, that aims to get members more fit and active by walking or running through offering free wireless pedometers which tracks their steps and rewards them for milestones and total steps. This program actually works and gets their members more active! Race to the Moon works to get people moving and keep them moving, In just under a month, the program has participants who have walked over 50 MILLION steps, and average 2.5 million steps a day.
The company I worked for last summer had something similar to this–they provided every employee who wanted one a pedometer to wear. Each person was encouraged to keep a written record of the steps they took each day, and the ones with the most steps each week were rewarded in some small way. The Race To The Moon Challenge takes that idea a step further by using wireless pedometers to automatically record your steps. I think that is a great idea!
If I could create a challenge of my own, I would probably make it very easy and simple to follow, so that people could be successful and continue to get healthy as time goes on. Maybe I could make mine a “Eat Less for Success” weight loss program. What would your challenge be?