This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cafe Well. All opinions are 100% mine.
Since it's a New Year, many of us have some very specific goals in mind. Many just happen to deal with personal health and wellness, both physically and mentally. Whether your goal is losing (or gaining) weight, getting fit, or even just learning how to relax more and stress less, many of these goals can be quite difficult to achieve due to lack of support, motivation, or incentives.
Doing things all on your own can be a challenge! I know it's hard for me to get a work-out in when I am staring at my husband sitting on the couch watching TV and eating a ton of chocolatey, unhealthy snacks! I don't know a lot of people in my immediate area, and I am surrounded by babies 24/7, so it makes it difficult to meet and connect with other people who share similar fitness and health goals. Plus, I am painfully shy, so that doesn't help, either!
That's why I was so excited to learn about Cafe Well. Cafe Well is a unique social network with one main focus: Getting and staying well! The Caféwell Community is there to address your needs, from chronic condition support, to healthy lifestyle tips and challenges. CaféWell understands how complex and difficult the health care system is to navigate. We make it easy to get the health information you need, when and where you want it. Users can blog about their progress, set goals, and even create challenges. There are even great discussion forums so you can get to know and interact with other Cafe Well members!
As the importance of physical well-being and health is becoming more and more apparent to employers, many companies are offering their employees Wellness Programs. Some are successful, some aren't. Cafe Well has an amazing program called "Race to the Moom" that is offered to corporations that are looking for fun, effective ways to preserve the health and well-being of their employees. Progress is tracked by the use of wireless pedometers which encourages participants to get up and get moving! Since the start of Race to the Moon, the program has participants who have walked over 50 MILLION steps, and average 2.5 million steps a day. Race to the Moon encourages social networking to help encourage its members. You must be member of HealthAmerica and signup for Cafe Well to participate.
Even if you're not part of the corporate wellness programs available at Cafe Well, you can still sign up for free and enjoy the benefits of Cafe Well and interact with this amazing community while working towards your own personal wellness goals! This is a great place to make new friends and get the added push required to stay motivated and on the right track!
What challenge would you create on Cafe Well? I would love to create a fitness program that helps postpartum moms get their bodies back, even if they're surrounded by little ones all day! Another thing I'd love to see is a forum for those who suffer from self-esteem and body image issues and social anxiety.
Have you been to Cafe Well? What challenges would you like to see? I'd love to hear about them!