Challenges - Your Plan for Health
2021 Campus Challenges
Steps To Better Sleep
Team Walking Challenge | July 5 – August 1
Pre-Registration Begins June 28
|Log into YP4H|
Physical activity has been proven to help you fall asleep more quickly and spend less time lying in bed awake, thus improving the quality of your sleep. This team walking challenge will uniquely combine step tracking with weekly tips for better sleep. Make this your best summer of steps and sleep yet!
- Teams can have up to 5 participants
- You can self-enter activity or use a device
- You can change teams until July 4 (but not after the challenge begins)
- See full challenge rules
- View Team Challenges Overview webinar (19-minute getting started guide in BuckeyeLearn)
Weekly Sleep Tips
Each week the challenge email will provide you with a sleep tip. There will be an activity associated with each weekly tip. Follow the directions in the challenge email to be entered into the weekly drawing for $25 PulseCash*. Activities must be completed by 11:59 PM on Sunday to be included in the contest. One winner will be drawn and notified each week of the challenge.
Points** Available (up to 2,500 max)
- Track/log steps during Week 1 – 100 points
- Week 2 total steps 10% > Week 1 total steps – 200 points
- Week 3 total steps 10% > Week 2 total steps – 300 points
- Week 4 total steps 10% > Week 3 total steps – 400 points
- Start and complete a sleep Journey between 7/5-8/1 – 500 points
- Individual step average ≥ challenge step average – 1,000 points
Engage in any of the activities below to enhance your challenge experience!
Personalized Sleep Guide
Pick a sleep profile, get customized tips, and see all your sleep data in one place. This guide is also full of rewards! The more you track and sleep, the more you earn.
Take A Journey
Reaching a personal health goal starts with a single step. Journeys® are daily, self-guided courses to help you build healthy habits. Start and complete any of the five sleep courses during the challenge for bonus points.
Sleep Better – An Evidence Based Approach
Watch this Lunch & Learn replay from Buckeye Wellness to receive evidence-based strategies for improving your sleep so you can improve your energy and perform at your best.
Sleeping Deeply, Easily, Restfully
Sleep is essential for optimal cognitive and immune function. This guided imagery practice can improve the ability to fall asleep easily, sleep through the night, and awaken refreshed and revitalized.
Watch this short video from the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program for tips on getting a good night’s sleep.
Virtual Group Fitness Classes
Choose from a variety of live virtual classes including Zumba, STRONG and HIIT just to name a few. These classes are regularly scheduled throughout the calendar year so you can continue participating after the challenge ends.
The Fine Print
*Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) are not eligible for prizes. PulseCash is subject to taxation at the time it is earned, so raffle winners can accept or decline the prize.
**Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) will not receive points. All challenge points will be awarded by 8/13/21.
Hit The Road With The Buckeyes
Team Walking Challenge | TBA – TBA
Pre-Registration Begins TBA
More info coming soon!
Create Your Own Challenge
You have the ability to challenge your peers by creating your own challenges at anytime.
You can choose from a steps challenge or many healthy habit challenges.
Previous Campus Challenges
Take a look back at the quarterly challenges from past years.