NJWELL is a wellness program offered to active employees of the public sector who participate in the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) or School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) and their covered spouses/partners.
Our Mission: Healthy Members and Containing Costs - The mission of NJWELL is to cultivate healthy lifestyle choices for active SHBP and SEHBP members to lower health risk factors, improve well being, and ensure that New Jersey's SHBP and SEHBP members are healthy and productive for years to come. And since healthy members typically require less costly health care, NJWELL will help the SHBP and SEHBP contain future costs.
Alexandra Mays is a Judicial Court Clerk for the Criminal Division/Drug Court for the Judiciary in Burlington County. She recently contacted NJWELL to share her personal story of achievements. In November 2015, Alex began to run with a running group and started training for her first half-marathon. She wanted to take control of her life and trained all winter long. In addition, in March 2016, she decided to quit smoking COLD TURKEY and celebrated 205 days of being nicotine free on October 12. In April 2016, she ran The Love Run Half Marathon in Philadelphia, which was her first half marathon of 13.1 miles, which is the farthest she’s ever run. Alex has also participated in the Broad Street Run, a 10 mile course, for the past 5 years, always finishing in around 2 hours. This year she ran and beat her personal record by shaving off 18 minutes! Alex reports that “today I feel GREAT!!” And we sure can see why.
Congratulations Alex! Your story is inspirational. Here’s to your good health!
Have an inspiring wellness story to share? Maybe you’ve recently met an elusive fitness goal? Have you conquered your long-standing struggles with food? Perhaps you’ve quit smoking for good. Or maybe you finally have your chronic condition under control. We would love to hear how you have triumphed over your wellness challenges. Send us your story today!