We recently launched an exciting update to our platform – Bring Your Own Wearable (BYOW)! You can now connect 40 different wearable devices to the HealthSpective Engage Dashboard, making it easier than ever to engage your company, school, or patient population and get them moving more.
According to a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 21% of American adults already own a wearable of some kind. If you're part of that 21%, you can now wear your connected device in a Challenge! (Group Admins can turn on the BYOW feature for their group for free ... just contact us for assistance.)
Now that you can use other wearables with our platform, it's time to get more of your group involved in challenges. We know that social dynamics play a significant role in motivating people to move: 75% of our challenge participants say that the social aspect of the – undertaking a goal as a – inspired them to move. With Bring Your Own Wearable, our goal is to unlock the power of group dynamics by getting everyone in your school, company, or practice moving more together. Try these tips to get more of your group engaged in your wellness challenges:
A personal invitation
Encourage your current participants to invite their coworkers and colleagues to join them in the challenge. A personal invite goes a long – it says "I care about your wellbeing and want you to join me in my journey to move more." The invitation might be just the nudge or encouragement your fellow employee needs to take the next step toward better health!
Appoint wellness champions in your group to help spread the word about your challenges. These ambassadors don't have to be your top movers, they just need to be passionate about physical activity and your group's health & wellness goals! Nominate a small group from your team to serve as wellness champions and help promote and grow your program. Be sure to recognize them for their efforts with a small token of appreciation, such as a gift card to your local grocery store for some healthy eats.
No matter what device you're tracking with, the daily recommended level of activity for healthy adults remains the same: 10,000 steps a day, which is equivalent to 12,000 moves or 5 miles. Grab your favorite device, grab a friend, and get moving together!