Ingram Micro is dedicated to the health and wellness of its associates. Today, guest blogger Pam Kinas, senior director, payroll & benefits for Ingram Micro, talks about losing weight, friendly competition and the company’s Wellness Points Challenge.
It seems everyone is trying to lose a few pounds and the road to weight loss is never easy. However, did you know that if you take on a health program with three others (coworkers, friends, family), your chances of achieving your desired health results and maintaining them nearly triple?
Here at Ingram Micro, we understand that friendly competition can be a powerful motivator. Group-based health challenges provide easy, fun ways for people to become fit through competition and accountability.
This year, Ingram Micro associates throughout the United States are participating in a Wellness Points Challenge in which they compete to win prizes by earning as many points as possible. The competition involves completing a health risk assessment, having an annual physical, logging daily water, fruit and veggie intakes, completing on-line wellness workshops and logging daily strength and cardio exercises.
If an associate accumulates 50 points by June 30, he or she is eligible for a chance to win some great raffle prizes, including Wii or Xbox fitness games and assorted gift cards. Another raffle will be held at the end of September for those with 75 points. At the end of November, those with 100 points or more will be eligible to be the lucky winner of a $5,000 travel voucher! There will also be prizes for the top five wellness point earners.
Since the Wellness Point Challenge started in mid-April, we’ve received lots of positive feedback about all of the information and functionality on the Wellness website and the support Ingram Micro is showing its associates who want to improve their health. Congratulations to those associates who are well on their way – and good luck to all!
Tell us about your Wellness program and your success in helping motivate others. We’d love to hear from you!