You could win over $2,000 for setting a healthy New Year's resolution

Jan 3 2020, 8:00 am

Ahh, New Year’s resolutions. A chance to start fresh, set goals for ourselves, and ultimately be better humans — no matter how big or small our resolutions are.

After a festive season filled with eating hearty comfort food, drinking, and snacking on what feels like a never-ending supply of treats, it’s only natural to make a goal for a healthier diet or including more exercise in your life. In fact, over half of the resolutions people make are health-related.

So, have you made yours yet? If you’re looking for an incentive, we’ve got just the one: the Pacific Blue Cross Health Challenge, which is putting over $10,000 in health cash up for grabs!

As BC’s Health Benefits Society, Pacific Blue Cross runs this annual contest as a way to encourage people to get a good start on the new year by choosing a healthy goal or resolution. Even better, it’s totally free to participate.

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To have a chance of winning $2,020, all you have to do is visit pbchealthchallenge.ca, sign up, and select your healthy resolution from the following four categories: Exercise, Eat Healthy, Quit Smoking, or Improved Mental Health.

Next, pick an emoji that conveys how you plan to achieve your resolution (flexed biceps emoji, anyone?), and voila! You’re entered to win. It’s basically all the motivation and inspiration you need, in one neat package.

So, how could you spend your health cash? Maybe buy yourself a new bike, or sign up for healthy meal prep services, or even book a massage at the spa. Once you’ve got your “prize” in mind, share your ideas on social media with the hashtags #PBCHC and #PBChealthchallenge.

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And, for another chance to win, share your resolution with friends and family to gain online votes in support for your goal. The people with the most votes in each of the four resolution categories on February 29 will take home $2,020 in health cash.

It’s always easier to build healthy habits when you’ve got a friend on board, so why not encourage your pals to join you? They might groan at first, but they’ll thank you later.

For more information and to sign up to share your New Year’s resolution for 2020, visit PBCHealthChallenge.ca now.

Making real change is a marathon, not a sprint. You can do it — we believe in you.