New Highmark and Penn State wellness challenge energizes solid way of life decisions

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Getting Pennsylvanians persuaded to be fit and solid is the objective of another program from Highmark and Penn State University Athletics, Nittany Fit.

The new program urges individuals to settle on sound way of life decisions utilizing three classifications: wellness, nourishment, and enthusiastic and mental prosperity.

“We think that this is the best way to improve health, to have people every day thinking about their health and wellness, as opposed to only when they’re sick or only when they’re going for their routine physical,” said Deb Rice-Johnson, President of Highmark, Inc.

The current week’s difficulties on the Nittany fit site incorporate 50 pushups, going meatless one day in the current week and learning another joke.

“Whenever you start engaging you might get a water bottle for completing your challenges, all the way up to you can win tickets to one of the games,” Rice-Johnson said.

In the event that you complete the three difficulties consistently, you win a prize… and furthermore entered to win month to month and great prizes.

“The research data and the historical data would tell you that if people are engaged in their own health and fitness and become engaged and aware, the more they do these things, the less care they’ll need down the road,” said Steve Massini, CEO of Penn State Health.

It is one of the activities out of Highmark and Penn State Health’s organization in the course of the most recent two years, including a joint $1 billion venture to make a network based system of human services in Central Pennsylvania.

“Our prime goal of Penn State’s collaboration with Highmark is to make healthcare more affordable, more accessible and more convenient,” Massini said.

The Nittany Fit program goes through December 8.

“I would think we’ll probably look at from a promotion to see how long people continue to be engaged and as long as we can keep people involved, it’s something worth investing in,” Massini said.

Kaylee Brown

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