Grand prize winners announced for MyJourney 2014!


You’ve been waiting all year, so here it is! The 3 (major activity raffle) winners of the GRAND PRIZE weekend getaway are in! Congratulations to the following:

Bridget Cowlin (Syracuse office) for participating in Mission: SLIMpossible, plus losing over 10% body weight in that time. Bridget has won a weekend getaway to Mirbeau Inn and Spa.

Nicholas Hart (Rochester office) for participating in all 6 months of Mission: SLIMpossible! Nicholas has won a weekend getaway to the Belhurst Castle. Click here to read Nicholas’ personal Journey.

Kimberly Johnson (Schenectady office) for quitting smoking for at least 3 months and taking advantage of the tobacco-free discount! Kimberly has won a weekend getaway to the Mohonk Mountain House.

These three individuals, along with several other MyJourney 2014 participants, made significant behavior changes over the past year. These accomplishments are highly beneficial to their health and overall well-being. While there are only three grand prize winners, all individuals who completed a Major Activity for MyJourney 2014 should be very proud! Keep up the great work and stay tuned for more Journey to Well-Being programs!

The 10-Minute Workout Solution


Has it been a long time since you were active? Has your doctor encouraged you to start getting more active? If so, the thought of heading back to the gym might seem like a daunting task. Or maybe it seems too hard to squeeze a daily workout into your busy schedule.

Here’s a possible solution. What if, instead of creating a whole long workout routine to get back into shape, you went on 3 10-minute walks a day? Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Even a 10-minute walk can have a big impact on your health—an impact for the better. Those 3 10-minute walks add up to 30 minutes a day. And research suggests that just 30 minutes of walking, 3 days a week can lower blood pressure and shrink waist and hip size. It can also increase your overall fitness.

Don’t let the size of your goals discourage you or slow you down. Instead, focus on small changes. Pretty soon, your body might be fit and healthy, and wanting more.


For more information and materials to enhance the success of your worksite wellness program, log in to the Work Well, Live Well Website for Employers.

An Important Reminder About Your WellStyle Rewards From Journey to Well-Being


Healthyroads is launching their newly redesigned website on January 1, 2015. It will have an exciting new look and feel to it as well as a more responsive mobile website. Due to the redesigned website rollout, Healthyroads will be shutting down their current website on December 28, 2014 at 6pm EST. It will be up again on January 1, 2015 at 8am EST.

For WellStyle Rewards members, all activities must be completed by 6pm EST on 12/28/2014 to receive credit for the 2014 WellStyle Reward incentive plan. Healthyroads will be sending an email to all members who have not completed earning points toward their incentive or who have not redeemed their reward.

Looking for Some Delicious Healthier Recipes? You’re in Luck!


As many of you have requested, we have added a ‘Recipes’ section to the Journey to Well-Being website where coworkers can share their favorite, healthier recipes with other coworkers. Click Here to be directed to the Recipes page (or, under Resources, click on the ‘Recipes’ tab), and then simply click ‘Reply’ and start sharing!

MVP Selected as Honoree of the 2014 Workplace Wellness Awards!!


The Workplace Wellness Awards honors organizations for doing an outstanding job bringing wellness to the workplace.

On November 6th, MVP representatives attended a breakfast at SRC Arena, which recognized all honorees selected for the 2014 awards. At the breakfast, attendees gained valuable wellness resources, contacts from the networking, and best practices. MVP will also be profiled in the Workplace Wellness Awards special event section of the Business Journal!

This is a wonderful accomplishment that MVP should be very proud of!

WWA Honorees-Group Photo

Real Life Food and Fitness to Visit Rochester Office


On Tues. Sept. 9 AND Fri. Sept.12th from 11:30am-12:30pm in Lower Level 222, come learn how you can order healthy meals that will be delivered to MVP.  You will also hear about the programs Real Life Food and Fitness offers at their location on 1290 University Ave.

Please send all questions to Debbie Fredley at

Conbeer’s Farm 2014 CSA


The 2014 CSA Season is starting soon. Schenectady coworkers will again have the option to join Conbeer’s Farm. Half shares are available for $19.25 per week and full shares are available for $23.75 per week. Shares include a weekly distribution of in-season vegetables and fruits, raised naturally without chemical herbicides and pesticides. Everything is hand harvested at optimal ripeness providing a fresh, superior food. Click here to learn more about Conbeer’s Farm and get the registration form.



Welcome to the 12-week, MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE Weight Loss Challenge!

To officially register, please fill out the Pre-Survey with your most up to date weight: Pre-Survey

To register as a team, email with your Team Name and team members (please include first and last name with 5 coworkers max).


Fact Sheet

For more information, click here to visit our official MISSION: SLIMPOSSIBLE webpage!

Dress In Blue Day!


DIBD_CoBrandRGBURLFriday, March 7 is Dress in Blue Day to honor colon cancer survivors and raise awareness, and we invite you once again to wear blue to show your support! We’ll have some fun activities and giveaways as well, such as…

  • Wear and Share!—Send a picture of you and/or your team in your blue attire to Each MVP employee submitted will be entered into a drawing for Regal movie tickets!
  • The Blue and the Beautiful!—For those who’d like to turn casual Friday on its head, wear your finest blue apparel (suits, gowns, etc) and be entered into a second special drawing for a gift certificate to a restaurant in your area! Just include the words “Blue and Beautiful” in your subject line to be entered.

Stay tuned to MVPnet and MVPnews for more information!

Journey to Well-Being Weight Watchers Survey Wrap Up


Thank you to all MVP coworkers who completed the Weight Watchers Survey Monkey.  Journey to Well-Being always appreciates feedback! What’s great about Weight Watchers at work is that you’ll get access to website tools and there is no need to travel. Journey to Well-Being is considering this program in for the Fall season (early September), so stay tuned for more information!

Weight Watchers Survey and Success Stories


Journey to Well-Being is exploring the option of offering on-site Weight Watchers programming for 12 weeks to our employees in Schenectady and Rochester. Click here to learn more and to take our brief coworker interest survey so that we can accurately measure coworker interest in this program.

If you are interested in seeing the positive impact Weight Watchers can have on weight loss, check out these success stories of Brian, David and Jamie for inspiration!

Thank you in advance for your input!