Healthy Jackets Summer Challenge

Join Health Initiatives for a 10-week social media challenge this summer! Beginning May 28th, there will be a challenge each week focusing on one of the five dimensions of well-being — physical, emotional, spiritual, social and professional.

Every Monday, Health Initiatives will post that week's challenge on their instagram account (@gthealthinitiatives). Participants comment or post their own photo based on the theme. One winner will be randomly selected each week among those who participated. Below are the dates and themes for the challenge.

Week Challenge Theme
May 28 - June 1

Get out and Move: There are many opportunities for outdoor activities during the summer months. A few you could try are hiking, biking, walking, swimming, golf, tennis or team sports. What have you been doing this summer to get out and move?

Prize:

  • Pine Ridge Hiking Backpack
  • Health Initiative water bottle
June 4 - 8

Practice Self-Care: A self-care routine is the most selfless thing you can do. Self-care can be a tool for health promotion, personal empowerment, and lifelong resilience. How are you practicing self-care this summer?

Prize:

  • PureSpa Aromatherapy Diffuser
  • Aura Cacia essential oil discover kit
  • Health Initiatives Eye Mask
June 11 - 15

Color Your Plate: Coloring your plate with fruits and vegetables will boost your daily intake of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. How do you color your plate with fruits and vegetables?

Prize: 

  • Bento Stackable Lunch Box
  • Health Initiatives Cutting Board
June 18 - 22

Create It: Being creative stimulates both sides of the brain, which can be both calming and invigorating, giving you a sense of identity and accomplishment. How do you express your creativity?

Prize:

  • Sketchbook
  • Graphite Sketch Pencil Set
  • Prismacolor Pastel Set
  • Paper and Clay Pass
June 25 - 29

Hello Sunshine – The sun’s rays are strongest from 10am-4pm. Some ways to protect yourself include wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses when outdoors. How do you protect yourself when having fun in the sun?

Prize:

  • Large Georgia Tech Tote Bag
  • Alba Botanica Sunscreen
  • Georgia Tech Sunglasses
  • Health Initiatives Water Bottle
July 2 - 6

Choose H2– It’s hot out there! Always keep water close by to enjoy throughout the day. For some variety, choose sparking or fruit infused water. How are you staying hydrated this summer?

Prize:

  • Georgia Tech Water Bottle (spill proof, insulated)
  • Fruit Infusion Water Pitcher
July 9 - 13

Get Together: Play reduces stress levels, exercises the brain and boosts creativity. When we’re together with others, we build relationships that can help stabilize and provide balance in our lives. What activities do you enjoy doing with friends throughout the summer?

Prize:

  • Cards Against Humanity Card Game
  • Tech Rec Pass
  • Paper and Clay Pass
July 16 - 20

Show Gratitude: When we develop a mindset of gratitude, we become happier, less stressed, and more empathetic. Gratitude can be shown in many ways such as: keeping a gratitude journal, paying it forward, expressing thanks or participating in a service project. How do you show gratitude?

Prize:

  • Everyday Gratitude Book
  • Blank Note card Set featuring Inspirational Quotes
  • Micro-Line Colored Pens
July 23 - 27

Be Mindful: “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield By being more mindful, you will feel more connected, reduce stress, sharpen your memory and improve your attention span. How do you practice mindfulness in your daily life?

Prize:

  • Practice You: A Journal
  • Two adult coloring books
  • Colored Pencil set
July 20 - Aug 3

But First Breakfast: Powering up with a healthy breakfast is important for everyone. Breakfast gives you the energy you need to focus and perform at the start of your day. What’s your favorite breakfast?

Prize:

  • Large Georgia Tech mug
  • Moleskin Recipe Journal
  • Health Initiatives Cutting Board
Summer Challenge Rules:

To be entered into the challenge and eligible for a prize, participants can either:

  • Like and comment on Health Initiatives' instagram account (@gthealthinitiatives) with their answer to that week's challenge
  • Post a picture on their account tagging @gthealthinitiatives and using #HealthyJackets

If you are tagging @gthealthinitiatives and using #HealthyJackets for your entry, your account must be public for you to be entered in that week's drawing.

A winner will be randomly selected each week among all of those who participated and awarded a prize. Prize winners will be notified via Instagram direct message (DM). 

To be eligible for a prize, you must participate in that particular week’s challenge. Participating in a previous week’s challenge does not make you eligible for a future week’s prizes.

Have a question? Email us at healthy@gatech.edu.