Getting started with BlueChip™ is a piece of cake (not literally of course). Once you follow the steps below, you can begin your first challenge! Remember, you’re not on your own. While a part of the BlueChip program, you’re a member of a community working together and supporting each other in fitness, healthy eating, and mental well-being. You can also invite your family members to be a part of BlueChip!
You will receive a personalized email with a link to register. Once you click on your personal registration link, you can create your account. You can then login to your account through your phone, laptop, or tablet for access just about anywhere. If you use a fitness device or app like FitBit® or MapMyFitness, you can link it to your account so your activity syncs with BlueChip!
The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is really the starting point and it is best to complete this task before your first challenge. Not only does the HRA provide important health information, you also earn points for completing this step. The HRA is an assessment of your overall health habits and any health risk factors you may have. This gives you the opportunity to customize your BlueChip experience by completing personal challenges that focus on your specific high-risk factors.
Through the AgeGage tool, your physiological age is compared to your actual age and is calculated based on the answers you provided.
This challenge rewards you for simply getting your annual physical. Your physical can detect potential health risk factors that may be important to address with your physician. It can also provide you with the status of your health at the beginning of the BlueChip program, giving you a benchmark to measure your progress. Yes, you guessed it, you’ll also earn points for getting your physical. There’s no need to run out and get a physical tomorrow though. If you’ve had a physical within the past year, you will be able to enter that information right away.
Login to your BlueChip account, sign-up for the monthly challenges, and get ready to have some fun! For the non-competitive participants, don’t worry about dominating your co-workers – it’s not about who wins, it’s about completing each challenge (they say slow and steady wins the race) and using them to help you form lifelong, healthy habits. And remember, invite your family to participate – the more the merrier!
Don’t forget about personal challenges! You can create your own path to health improvement with a variety of physical, nutritional, and mental well-being challenges to choose from. Whether you are working on being more positive or you want to track your Zumba classes or gardening activity, there is something for everyone!