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Everyone Can BeWell
We now know that well-being – and the path to it – doesn’t look the same for everyone. The contemporary definition of well-being encompasses not only physical health but also mental, emotional, and behavioral health – as well as factors like social connectivity, lowering stress and building resilience, finding meaning and purpose, financial security, spirituality, and creativity.
As our understanding of well-being has evolved, so has BeWell. Today, BeWell’s platform, incentive program, and educational offerings combine to support many facets of well-being. They embrace the individual’s wellness goals and provide ways for every Stanford employee and faculty member to participate fully in BeWell.
Come as you are
Everyone can benefit from BeWell activities and educational programming. Our community comprises people of all sizes and body types, a wide range of ages, and every gender identity. Many of us have visible or invisible disabilities. Some of us walk, some use mobility devices, some watch, and some listen, but we can all carve a path toward our own wellness goals.
BeWell celebrates the rich mix of cultural and social influences reflected in our community. Some of us prefer salsa dancing to yoga, and others consider heavy metal more relaxing than spa music, but we can all find new ways to destress. Our diets may be more influenced by our grandmother’s soul food recipes or our dad’s famous Shanghai noodles than by the Mediterranean palate, but there are healthy choices across every cuisine.
Chances are that you can interface with BeWell in your preferred language, as you can set the platform to use any one of 21 languages and dialects; you can get support in over 100.
Customize your participation
Whatever your abilities, preferences, cultural influences, or life experiences – whatever makes you you, BeWell wants to help you set and meet your personal wellness objectives. There is no goal too large or too small. You may want to climb a mountain or get better sleep; lower your blood pressure or lower your stress; drink more water or eat more veggies; plan for retirement or for growing your family.
Any benefits-eligible Stanford employee can earn enough BeWell incentive points to get maximum rewards. Not sure how? You might start by scheduling a BeWell Check-in with one of our coaches. They’ll help you create a tangible and achievable goal and explore ways to reach it. You’ll get 2,000 incentive points just for registering for BeWell, 2,000 points for completing a check-in, and 1,500 for completing a follow-up with your coach. That’s more than enough to reach the first 5,000 incentive increment and get $140. You’ve got this!
Sound advice, based on
the latest science
BeWell classes and events are created and delivered by researchers, practitioners, and wellness educators, who stay on top of the research to provide you with evidence-based, modern approaches to well-being. Coaching opportunities are provided by national board certified health and wellness coaches.
Content in the BeWell incentive platform is regularly reviewed and assessed by licensed or certified subject matter experts, including doctors, nurses, diabetes educators, health coaches, and dietitians.
Find out more
- Stanford Prevention Research Center’s domains of well-being
- Getting Started Guide
- Incentive point-earning activities
- Wellness Journey Personas
Requesting Disability Accommodations and/or Accessibility Information
If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate in a BeWell activity and/or accessibility information for a BeWell activity occurring in a campus facility, please contact email@example.com. Additionally, if you would like to explore (or recommend) adaptive recreation activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.