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Join the Wellness Challenge at AHA Scientific Sessions 2022 November 2-4 in Chicago, IL 


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Participate in wellness activities and enjoy some healthy competition with your peers. Earn chances to win prizes and working your way up the leaderboard.

The Wellness Challenge starts on Saturday, November 5 at noon CT and ends on Monday, November 7 at noon CT. 

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1) Download the Heka Well Challenge app:

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Instruction to download the HInstruction to "Download on the App Store"
Instruction to "Get It On Google Play"

2) Set up your Challenge Account:

  • Launch the Challenge app and select the "AHA Wellness Challenge" from the list

  • Complete the in-app registration

  • Pair your supported activity tracker 

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 our Frequently Asked Questions or stop by the Wellness Challenge booth located at the Grand Concourse, Level 2.5 at the event.



Bonus Activities text with a symbol of a heart surrounded by two hands which is the button in the Challenge app to press to reach bonus activities.

Engage in 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 to:

  • Scan-In

  • Post on Twitter

  • Connect with our sponsor Novo Nordisk

  • Learn about Novo Nordisk


Using the in-app Scan-In module, scan the QR code daily for point boosts available at the following locations:

1. Novo Nordisk (booth #2024) = 2,000 bonus points

2. AHA Wellness at the Game Yard (Science and Technology Hall) = 2,000 bonus points

Sponsor Connect:

Using the in-app Connect module, reach out to Novo Nordisk representative and earn 5,000 bonus points.

Learn About Novo Nordisk:

Explore the Novo Nordisk webpage and earn 1,000 bonus points.


Using the in-app Twitter module, tweet a selfie to share how you are staying well during the AHA Scientific Sessions 2022. Selfie-tweets are (auto-tagged #AHA2022 and @AHAScience). You will earn 500 bonus points for each tweet during the Wellness Challenge, (limit of 3 tweets per day).



3 winners will receive the following:


  1. The participant with the highest number of cumulative points will win $500

  2. The participant who is the Top Performer of the day on November 6 will win $300

  3. Reach 50K+ points and be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win $150

Winners will be will be contacted and announced on November 7 at 1:00 p.m. CT.



The Challenge Leaderboard (also available within the app) and at the Wellness Challenge booth at the event is refreshed approximately every 10 minutes once the Challenge has started.


For more information email us at or fill out and submit the feedback form to request support or visit the Wellness Challenge booth located at the Grand Concourse, Level 2.5 at the event.

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