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2014 Official Rules
The Official Healthier You Program Rules are available here.

Below is a summary of the rules. If you do not find what you are looking for, please refer to the complete program rules or email your questions to Healthier You Admin.

The Healthier You Leader Board
New this year, a leader board will be displayed online! To find it, click the Leader Board tab. A leader board will also be displayed at the Healthier You Check-in location displaying the names of the leading individuals and teams.

The Leader Board is for motivation only, and may not reflect the final results of the program.

The Leader Board will be updated each week during the competition and will display the following information:
  • Individual Weight Loss: the top 15 leaders with the most weight loss points will be ranked from highest to lowest.
  • Individual Activity Points: the top 15 Leaders with the most Activity Points will be ranked from highest to lowest.
  • Individual Smoke Free Days: the top 5 individuals participating in the Healthier You Smoke Free Days program will be posted on the Leader Board from highest to lowest by total number of smoke free days.
  • Team Rankings: the top 20 teams from highest to lowest by total points.

The Leader Board will be calculated based on the data gathered during check-ins and online logging from the preceding week.

Participants who skip weekly check-ins or do not log their activity points online on a weekly basis may not see their progress reflected accurately on the Leader Board.

No participant’s weight will be displayed on the Leader Board.


Check-ins and Logging Points

Required Check-Ins

The first required check-in will take place during the participant's initial registration and will serve as their starting weight. The second required check-in must take place within the final 3 weeks of the program to record the participant's final weight.

Weekly check-ins, outside of the required mentioned above, are not mandatory but are encouraged to keep track of your progress.

Participants who do not complete both the first and final required check-ins will not be eligible for Healthier You prizes.

Logging Points
After completing the required registration and initial check-in, participants must create an online profile at www.healthieryouvaldez.com by Friday, February 8th. Once registered online, participants can log all of their activity points from any location with internet access. Weight information is collected and recorded during weekly check-ins at the PWSCC Health & Fitness Center.

Paper weekly logs will be available for those without computer or internet access. If you are not able to participate in online logging, please contact us at 835-2531 or email Healthier You Admin. Those approved to use the paper logging system will still be eligible for weekly prize drawings every week they check-in.

How do you earn points?

Activity

Participants will earn 1 point for every 20 minutes of physical exercise. This should be continuous activity that raises your heart rate. Cumulative points are allowed, so if you take an 1 hour spinning class, you earn 3 points. These points are recorded on the honor system.

Have a question if something should count or about the points? Send an email to Healthier You Admin and we'll let you know!

Weight Loss
Participants earn 5 points for every pound lost between registration and their final check-in.
Weight loss will be recorded at each in person check-in. Weekly check-ins will help determine individual and team progress.

Smoke Free Days
Both daily and occasional users of tobacco can accumulate Smoke Free Days:
    
  • For daily tobacco users: (those who smoke, use chew etc, every day) you can log Smoke Free day each day you go a full 24 hours without using tobacco products.
  • For occasional tobacco users: (those who smoke or use tobacco products frequently but not 7 days a week) you can log a Smoke Free day each day (24hrs) that you reached for a tobacco product but decided against using it. You should not log more days per week than you usually use tobacco products.

Healthier You Prizes & Recognition
Participants are required to complete the Healthier You program in order to be eligible for prizes. Individual prize drawings will be based on the following age groups, 5-8yr; 9-12yr; 13-17yr; 18-29yr; 30-44yr; 45-59yr; and 60+yr. Additionally, the youth may have slightly different prize categories and additional weekly opportunities based on logging a minimum of 10 activities points each week.

Recognition Prizes
Recognition prizes will be given to the following top performers:
  • Top 3 individuals - total number of activity points (open to all age groups; for 5-17yr age groups top male & female will be recognized)
  • Top 3 individuals - weight loss in pounds (only open to those participants 18+)
  • Top 3 individuals - weight loss in percentage of body weight (only open to those participants 18+)
  • Top 3 teams - total number of points (open to all participant age groups)
  • Top 3 smoke free individuals - total number of Smoke Free Days

Grand Prize Drawings
Participants earning a minimum of 100 points will be entered in the Grand Prize for their appropriate age group. Second Chance drawing is for participants 18+yr only. Winners may be required to complete a W9 for tax purposes.

K-TWO Prize (Keeping the Weight Off Prize) - Participants are eligible for entry into the K-TWO prize drawing if they meet the following criteria: 
   
  1.  Competed in the previous year’s competition; 
  2.  Lost 5lbs or more of their body weight during that program; 
  3.  Register for the current 2014 competition at the kickoff event on January 25th; &
  4.  Weigh-in at or below their previous end weight at the start of the current competition.

The winner of the K-TWO prize will be selected and announced on Tuesday, January 28th. Since no weight information has been previously logged for youth participants, they are not eligible for this drawing.

Super Achiever Prize Drawing - Participants who achieve over 200 total points will be entered into the Super Achiever Prize drawing for their appropriate age group. Participants will receive an additional ticket for every 100 points earned over 200 points.

Over 25 Under 100 Prize Drawing - Participants who do not achieve the 100 points necessary to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing can still win with the Over 25 Under 100 prize. Each participant who achieves 25-99 points and completes the required final check-in will have their name entered into the Over 25 Under 100 drawing for their appropriate age group.

Prizes will be awarded at the Healthier You Finale. Winners will be published in local and statewide media outlets including but not limited to newspapers, radio, and television and on the P&R and SWAN websites one week following the Finale.



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