What's Happening Right Now: BETTER TO BEST PROGRAM
For 2017, we created many new and interesting options to improve your health and well being. Simply complete two challenges in the first period and two challenges in the second period to earn your incentive.
INCENTIVE PERIOD 1
CHALLENGE 1 The Sweet Life + Cardio February 13- March 26
CHALLENGE 2 Clean Eating + Cardio April 3 - May 7
CHALLENGE 3 Financial Fit + Cardio May 15- June 11
Employees must complete 2 of these 3 challenges of their choice in first half of 2017
INCENTIVE PERIOD 2
CHALLENGE 4 Mindfulness July 17 - September 10
CHALLENGE 5 Better to Best HIITS September 18 - October 15
CHALLENGE 6 Weight Loss + Cardio October 23 - December 3
Employees must complete 2 of these 3 challenges of their choice in second half of 2017
If you are using the Garmin Vivosmart or Apple watch, here is how to get started.
STEP 1: Download the mynuvita app to your phone. Just search the store for Nuvita and look for the app that looks like this. (Nuvita has multiple apps so pay attention to get the right one)
STEP 2: Click these links to read the instructions on how to setup your Garmin Vivosmart. You can setup up to your smartphone with these links: Setup Garmin Vivosmart with Smartphone, Garmin Vivosmart Basic Functions,
If you are using the Nuvita Bluetooth Monitor, here is how to get started.
STEP 1: Download the mynuvita app and the Nuvita Cardio 2 app to your phone. You need BOTH. Just search the store for Nuvita and look for the apps that look like this. (Nuvita has multiple apps so pay attention to get the right one)
During any of your challenges you have access to Nuvita coaches. Schedule appointments with them or send them messages to get the professional support you need to be successful.
- Schedule appointments with a coach by phone or video chat - click here to schedule or click the schedule link in your app on or the website
- Set goals and discuss strategies
- Get professional guidance on exercise and nutrition
- Schedule with a dietitian or excercise physiologist
In order to meet the first premium incentive period:
• Complete 2 challenges (70%+) prior to July 1, 2017
• Employees who do not complete 2 challenges will have their premium adjusted beginning July 1
In order to meet the second premium incentive period:
For employees who met the first incentive:
• Complete 2 additional challenges before the end of the year
• Employees who do not complete the 2 additional challenges will have their premium adjusted beginning January 1, 2018
For employees who did not meet the first incentive:
• Employees who complete a total of 4 challenges in the first and second period will earn back the incentive beginning January 1, 2018.
THE SWEET LIFE + CARDIO
Sugars are everywhere. Lurching in the corners, trying to thwart your healthy habits and all the hard work you've put toward your healthy lifestyle. Join Nuvita's Sweet Life Challenge and get on with Livin' the Sweet Life. In this 6 week challenge, you will focus on getting quality cardio exercise and be educated on the health impacts of excessive sugar consumption both inside and out, hidden sources of sugar and practical ways to have a better relationship with sugar.
CLEAN EATING + CARDIO
Clean eating does not mean eating Oreos while mopping your floors. Clean eating means getting back to the simple way of eating with a focus on high quality foods. It isn't about perfection, it's about eating more foods that move you toward good health. In this 6 week challenge, you will focus on getting quality cardio exercise and learn a simple way to approach a clean eating plan. We will provide you with lots of meal planning tips, resources, and recipes.
Weight Loss + Cardio:
This 6 week challenge is not for the sake of weight loss alone. The most successful weight losers approach weight loss from a holistic approach. In this 6 week challenge, you will focus on getting quality cardio exercise and be educated on best strategies to manage weight and create a healthier relationship with food, 5 reasons why calorie counting doesn't work, and that sleep and muscle are the keys to efficient weight management. Join Nuvita's Weight Loss Challenge and become a successful loser.
mindfulness FinancE Fit +Cardio bETTER TO bEST hiitS:
Are you MIND FULL or MINDFUL? Most of us have minds that are full of useless information, long to do lists, and worry from the past and what is to come in the future. This causes us to lose sight of the present and never experience life as it is intended to be experienced. Mindfulness teaches the skills of being able to control and direct your mind to the present, which reduces stress and anxiety and makes us more focused, productive and appreciative of our lives. Don’t miss out on this 8 week course that will change your life forever.
Research shows that when we are financially fit, our overall health and productivity improves. By arming yourself with the knowledge about how to better manage your money, you will better manage stress and improve sleep. Get geared up to get both cardio and fiscally fit by enrolling in the Financial Wellness + Cardio program.
Now that you have gone through a few rounds with Nuvita, the BETTER you should really be ready to go in a short 4 week sprint for the BEST you. This brief 4 week program can really get you results by focusing on doing brief, 15 minute workouts that will save you time while getting you great results. Each week you will get 3 workout videos that are interesting, fun and creative along with lessons that will help you be successful. You target heart rate goal will be to get 45 minutes each week at 75%. You up for this challenge? You won’t regret it.
MANUAL CREDIT FOR TIME IN ZONE
Manual credit for exercise time in heart rate zones is reserved for technical failures and non-routine extenuating circumstances only. The following are examples of when manual credit would be warranted:
- Technical issues with the cardio monitor or the Nuvita platform that prevented downloading of cardio minutes.
- Dead batteries may be included as a technical issue, but not multiple incidents of dead batteries
Examples where manual credit is not warranted include:
- User error—user does not understand how to properly use the equipment
- Participants forgot their cardio monitors
- Participants lost their cardio monitor
- Participants accidentally turned off their monitors
- Participant is on vacation, sick or traveling for business reasons and don’t have their monitors with them
- Participants wish to use a device that is non-compatible with Nuvita platform
- Current compatible devices include Nuvita Bluetooth monitor, Garmin VivoSmart HR, and Apple Watch
In the event of a technical failure it is the participant’s responsibility to contact Nuvita technical support as soon as possible when the failure occurs. Technical support must validate a technical failure has occurred before manual credit will be given.
Participants may experience hardships (injury, illness, etc.) after starting their Nuvita programs that impair their abilities to complete their programs as originally designed, for some period during their programs or for the duration of their programs.
Nuvita professionals will modify participants’ programs in order to allow participants’ to continue to use the heart rate monitor during the hardship period. Heart rate zones will be set at a level that is achievable during the hardship, even if that level requires the zones be set to resting levels. Hardship status does not remove the requirement to use the heart rate monitor and record the achievable physical activity.
Validation from a physician in writing is required to be placed on hardship. Hardship forms can be downloaded by clicking here.
It is the responsibility of the participant to notify their coach AS SOON AS POSSIBLE at the onset of the hardship. Failure to notify the coach in a timely manner may result in not receiving credit retroactively.