It’s well-known that the pandemic has affected many people’s physical and mental health, but Valencia College and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) want to turn that around with Real Appeal, a free, online weight loss and healthy lifestyle program for employees, their spouses and dependents who are enrolled in one of UHC medical plans.
And if you register for Real Appeal between Tuesday, August 25 and Monday, September 14, 2020, Real Appeal will enter you for a chance to win one of 50, $75 Visa eGift cards.
“We know that COVID-19 has caused many of us to transition to a more sedentary lifestyle, shared Tom Keller, director, total rewards. “As Real Appeal has always been an online program, this is a tried and true way to develop or return to a healthy lifestyle, right from your home.”
Real Appeal can help you lose weight, develop a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of developing certain diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as it’s based on decades of proven clinical research. The program is designed to solve the typical barriers to managing your health while helping you stay connected to others and providing you with tips you can apply to your life if you are feeling overwhelmed.
When you enroll in Real Appeal, you receive:
- A transformation coach who leads weekly online group sessions.
- Online tools to help you track your food, activity and weight loss progress, including a digital library.
- A success kit with food and weight scales, recipes, workout DVDs and more — shipped to your door.
Have you previously enrolled in Real Appeal, but found that it wasn’t the right time for you? When you’re home, it can be difficult to keep active — and easy to get distracted. If you find yourself ready to give it another go, the Real Appeal coaches will be there to help you stay focused on your health and create new, lasting habits. Log back in to get started.
Instructions on how to start your Real Appeal journey can be found here. For additional questions, please contact Organizational Development and Human Resources at HR4U@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension HR4U (4748).
Real Appeal Sweepstakes: Eligible members will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes by signing up for Real Appeal within the registration period. The sweepstakes is open to employees and dependents 18 and older with Valencia’s UnitedHealthcare medical insurance and who have not previously signed up for Real Appeal.
Winners will be notified via email from Real Appeal. Winners must claim the reward via an online form within 14 days of winner notification. Once winner claims the reward, the eGift card will be fulfilled via email from Real Appeal within four weeks. If a winner does not claim the reward within 14 days, the reward will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. This process repeats until all 50 rewards are claimed.
Real Appeal: The program does not cost anything for eligible participants. Real Appeal is a covered wellness benefit for employees and dependents 18 and older with Valencia’s UHC medical insurance and a body mass index (BMI) of 19 or higher.