Steps to Health
Steps to Health is an incentive program offered by LIVE FOR LIFE that focuses primarily on helping you achieve measurable health results and rewards you for achieving your health goal. Through the Steps to Health program, you will have the opportunity to make realistic and measurable changes to your health by creating a step-by-step plan for healthier living with guidance from a LIVE FOR LIFE staff member.
You will earn LIVE FOR LIFE dollars through Steps to Health by participating in quarterly measurements and achieving your predetermined health goals. As you progress in the program, the LIVE FOR LIFE dollars awarded to you will increase in value. You have the potential to earn up to $1000 LIVE FOR LIFE dollars which can be used to purchase merchandise from the LIVE FOR LIFE store.
How do I get started with the Steps to Health program?
To participate in Steps to Health, you will first need to participate in a HealthCheck, a free and confidential health assessment administered by a LIVE FOR LIFE nurse. HealthCheck gives you the opportunity to have your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, height, and weight measured and your body mass index calculated. In addition, you will be asked to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) questionnaire about current lifestyle and habits regarding physical activity, nutrition, smoking and stress management. Upon completion of the HealthCheck and HRA, you will receive your first incentive reward of $200 LIVE FOR LIFE dollars.
You can register for a HealthCheck in one of the following three convenient ways:
- Call: 684-3136, option 1
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In person: Duke Clinic South, Employee Occupational Health & Wellness, Room 04290
After completion of the HealthCheck, you will meet with a LIVE FOR LIFE staff member who will discuss the results of your HealthCheck and HRA, assess your current health, and identify any specific health issues you may face now or in the future. You and your LIVE FOR LIFE coach will discuss your personal health needs and set measurable goals to work towards in areas such as weight management, blood pressure, stress, cholesterol, smoking, physical inactivity or health maintenance.
Throughout the next 12 months, you will receive communication from your LIVE FOR LIFE coach via e-mail, phone and in person. He/she will provide interactive sessions to assist with setting realistic, measurable changes and achieving your health goals. During this time, you can record your measurements on a Healthy Tracker Card or enter data into eHealth, a personal wellness web site, where you can track your measurements and goals. As a participant in the Steps to Health program, you will earn LIVE FOR LIFE dollars for participating in periodic measurements and achieving your predetermined health goals which can be used to purchase merchandise for the LIVE FOR LIFE store.
After 12 months in the program, you will complete a second HealthCheck. If your predetermined goal is achieved, you will receive the LIVE FOR LIFE dollars incentive reward and the personal satisfaction of achieving your goal and becoming a healthier you. You are encouraged to continue in the program, choose another goal, maintain your health measurements and earn additional LIVE FOR LIFE dollars assuming there is no waiting list for the program. If you have not reached your goal, you can work with LIVE FOR LIFE to continue in the program until your goal is achieved.
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