Wellness Tips & Exercise

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NEED WELLNESS POINTS? Here are easy ways to meet your 200 point goal!

  • Annual Physical (30 Points towards Discount Level 1): Fax a completed Annual Physical Validation Form to 214-947-6594. Physicals are accepted through September 30, 2018.
  • Personal Health Assessment (20 Points towards Discount Level 1): Complete your Personal Health Assessment on the Richardson Wellness Website.  Only one health assessment is accepted per year.
  • Biometric Screenings (20 Points towards Discount Level 1):
    • You can complete your biometric screening when offered by the City in March and April OR
    • You can complete your biometric screening by asking your doctor to complete the Biometric Screening Form.
  • Achieve Biometric Screening Target Levels (up to 50 points towards Discount Level 1): 
    • Meet target level results, outlined on the Wellness Flyer, and achieve 10 points per target met, OR
    • Complete a target specific on-line workshop and achieve 10 points per workshop.
  • Participate in a Wellness Activity (10 Points towards Discount Level 2): Participate in a community health event such as a fun run or walk, flu shots, or other preventive screening. Fax in the Wellness Activity Form to 214-947-6594 to receive credit.
  • Log Wellness Activities (1 Point Each towards Discount Level 2): Earn points by logging food, weight, steps or exercise on the Wellness Website or your wellness mobile application.

Exercise Tips

Walking is a calorie-burning activity. Your weight and the distance you walk determine the energy calories burned while walking. Walking speed matters less than distance you walk and how much you weigh. A rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile are burned for a 180-pound person and 65 calories per mile for a 120-pound person.  LET'S GET WALKING!

  • How can I Walk a Mile at Work? The distances below equal one mile.
    • Around City Hall: 4 3/4 Laps
    • Around Civic Center Complex Perimeter: 1 1/3 Laps
    • Around Library Building: 7 3/4 Laps.
    • Around Service Center Water Tower: 4 3/4 Laps
    • Along Service Center Front Sidewalk (West Side): 8 1/2 Back & Forth Laps
    • Along Police & Fire Central Station (South Side): 4 3/4 Back & Forth Laps
    • Head East from the Police & Fire Station, down alley to Walton, then back to Main: 4 1/4 Laps

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