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Join the Wellness Challenge at AAFP National Conference in Kansas City, MO July 27-29, 2023

Participate in some fun and friendly competition with your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard to win prizes.
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The Wellness Challenge starts on Thursday, July 27 at 12:01 a.m. CDT and ends on Saturday, July 29 at noon CDT. 


1) Download the
Heka Well Challenge app:


2) Set up your Challenge Account:

  • Launch the Challenge app and select the "AAFP NC Wellness" Challenge from the list

  • Complete the in-app registration

  • Pair your supported activity tracker 

  • Anyone with a smartphone* can participate and track their steps:


3) Start Walking!

  • To sync your step data to the app, select 'Tap to sync steps' at the top of the dashboard

  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker

  • Please sync your step data at least one time per 24 hour period and before the Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!

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Questions? Check out the FAQ or stop by the Info Desk




Final Leaderboard Prizes


The top 3 point-earning eligible participants on the NC Wellness Challenge leaderboard at the end of the NC Wellness Challenge will win a $100 Giftogram.

Participation Prizes

400 eligible participants who have reached 15,000 points may pick up a gift at the Physician Health First Booth #321 (*while supply last).

All prizes are compliments of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Final Leaderboard Winners will be informed by email after the Challenge has ended.


  • Join the NC Wellness Challenge, pair your activity tracker, and sync your step data

  • Ways to earn points:

    • Each step earns you a point

    • Each Bonus activity earns you points

  • Eligible participants: Registered Students and Residents of the National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, 18 years or older and who are residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Guam, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

  • Winners information: In addition to the 400 eligible participant winners who reach 15,000 points, there will be 3 Leaderboard winners at the end of the Wellness Challenge. Leaderboard winners will be informed by email after the Challenge has ended and will be emailed their prizes within 10 days following the Conference. The Leaderboard winners are required to submit a W-9 before receiving their prizes, and prizes are taxable. The winners will be announced on the event mobile app the week following National Conference.



Engage in wellness activities and earn bonus points to help you achieve your goals. You will earn bonus points for each completed activity. Once the Challenge has started, tap the Bonus Activities button ** in the Challenge App.


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Scan-In: Using the in-app Scan-In module and scan the QR code to receive bonus points available at the following locations:

1. Daily Wellness Activity (Info Desk Lobby 2300): Participate in the activity of the day (posted on the sign) and scan the QR Code to earn 1,000 bonus points each day (limit one scan per day).

2. Moment of Reflection (Reflection Room Lobby 2200): Complete a gratitude journal entry or enjoy a few quiet moments in the Reflection Room and scan the QR Code to earn 1,000 bonus points each day (limit one scan per day).

3. Wellness Sessions (Room 2211 or Lobby 3500): Attend a wellness session listed below and scan the QR Code to earn 1,000 bonus points (limit one scan per day).

  • The Perpetual Tightrope: Balancing Work and Family Life Throughout Your Career

    • Thursday 9:00-10:15 AM Room 2209 | Thursday 2:45-4:00 PM Room 2209

  • Learning About the Basics of Nutrition, Obesity and Lifestyle Education

    • Thursday 9:00-10:15 AM Room 3501E | Thursday 2:45-4:00 PM Room 3501E

  • Physician Wellness: We Are the Solution Not the Problem

    • Thursday 1:00-2:15 PM Room 3501C | Friday 2:45-4:00 PM Room 3501C

  • Keep Your Tank Full: Substance-Free Strategies for Stress Management

    • Friday 10:30-11:45 AM Room 3501C | Friday 1:00-2:15 PM Room 3501C

  • Massages, Mindfulness and Medicine, Oh My! An Introduction to Integrative Medicine

    • Friday 10:30-11:45 AM Room 3501B | Saturday 8:00-9:25 AM Room 3501B

  • Let Food Be Thy Medicine: A Hands-on Workshop on Whole Foods

    • Friday 1:00-2:15 PM Room 2211 | Friday 2:45-4:00 PM Room 2211

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4. AAFP Physician Health First (Booth 321): Visit the AAFP Physician Health First booth and scan the QR Code to earn a one-time 1,000 bonus points 

5. Wellness Tips (Expo Hall Yard Games Area): Learn Physical / Personal Wellness tips and scan the QR Code ​to earn 500 bonus points each day (limit one scan per day).

6. Wellness Tips (Lobby 2500): Learn Social Wellness tips and scan the QR Code ​to earn 500 bonus points each day (limit one scan per day).

7. Wellness Tips (Lobby 2100): Learn Emotional Wellness tips and scan the QR Code ​to earn 500 bonus points each day (limit one scan per day)


Video: Watch a Health and Well-being in-app video and receive 1,000 bonus points for each session. Limit of one bonus per session/day. Please read and agree to the YOGA WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY listed in the footer section of this page*** before participating in any of the yoga sessions. 

1. Yoga Stretch Break

2. All Levels Yoga Flow

3. Resilience (I don't want to be Resilient) 

Well-being:  Use the in-app Well-being link to AAFP Physician Health First resources website and automatically receive a one-time 1,000 bonus points

Bonus Activities



The Leaderboard below (also viewable in the app) rotates among the top 25 steppers and is refreshed approximately every 10 minutes once the Challenge has started. 

If you have any questions about the app, email or

visit the AAFP Info Desk.

** Bonus Activities:

  1. On the Challenge app's main dashboard, tap the Bonus Activities selector.

  2. Press the Scan-In , Video, or Well-Being button and follow the app instruction to receive your bonus steps.


In consideration for being permitted to participate in a yoga program offered by Elizabeth Polk, by joining this Yoga session, I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree to the following:

1. I recognize that like all exercise programs yoga requires physical exertion which may at times be strenuous and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.

2. I am physically fit and have no medical condition which would prevent my full participation in this program.

3. I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the program, and I knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive to the fullest extent permitted by law any claim that I may have again Elizabeth Polk for injury or damages to person or property that I may sustain as a result of participating in the program.

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