BINGO! Wellness challenge encourages healthy lifestyle

For the second year in a row, the Office of Research joined WSU Spokane in hosting a spring wellness challenge aimed to promote and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle through daily workouts, healthy nutrition, proper sleeping habits, increased water intake, a positive mindset, and individual self-care.

The Healthy Lifestyle BINGO challenge took place during the month of May. Participants received a BINGO card that included tasks ranging from workouts to meal prep and drinking enough water, to acts of self-care.

Participants were encouraged to complete one task per day. When participants reached a BINGO, they were asked to submit their card for a chance to win a prize. Each BINGO earned the participant one entry into the drawing. Participants with a blackout, a card with every task completed, were entered into a special drawing. A total of 249 BINGOs were submitted, along with 12 blackouts.

The winners of the BINGO drawing were Nathan Palmer, project manager in the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Eric Smith, director of Facilities and Capital Projects at WSU Spokane, Hope Tinney, public relations coordinator in the Washington Small Business Development Center, and Melissa Carolus, student financial aid manager at WSU Spokane. The winners of the blackout drawing were Kelly Trowbridge, curriculum specialist in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and Darren Bystrom, information systems and technologies assistant director in the Office of Research.

The Office of Research and WSU Spokane have partnered together to host healthy lifestyle challenges over the past two years. The Healthy Living Challenge (HLC) Committee, made up of team members from the Office of Research and the Spokane Wellness Collaborative, organize several wellness challenges throughout the year. The next challenge presented by the HLC Committee will be held in September.

The BINGO challenge is sponsored by the Office of Research, the Spokane Health Sciences Campus, including the Elson s. Floyd College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the College of Nursing.