The program is designed to increase the amount of physical activity that employees engage in during working hours. The Stairs Challenge encourages employees to use the stairs in lieu of the elevator. By adding a few steps a day into your work routine you can increase your physical activity as well as improve your overall health and well-being. The Challenge begins March 3rd and runs through March 30th. We hope to see you on the stairs!
The Ursinus Wellness Committee is inviting all Ursinus employees to participate in the Stairs Challenge program. Please signup to participate!
HERE’S HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
Interested employees keep track of the number of stair steps they climb each day. They then submit their daily totals through an online form by Tuesday of each week for record-keeping of progress. The Stairs Challenge goal is to accumulate at least 2,600 stair steps in 4 weeks, with an added grand prize raffle for climbing 10,000 or more steps. Steps may be accrued in a manner that suits each employee’s personal plan, but the wellness committee has established weekly goals and incentives in order to encourage full participation throughout the month. For instance, by the end of week 2, participants should have attained at least 1,100 steps in order to be entered into the drawing for a pedometer. The full goal/incentive schedule is as follows:
Week 1: (3/3 – 3/9) - 500+ steps – RAFFLE: Exercise Bag with water bottle and towel (5 winners) Form must be filled out by 3/11
Week 2: (3/10 – 3/16) - 600+ steps- RAFFLE: Pedometers (3 winners) Form must be filled out by 3/18
Week 3: (3/17 – 3/23)- 700+ steps- RAFFLE: Fitness Prizes (6 winners) Form must be filled out by 3/25
Week 4: (3/24 – 3/30) -800+ steps-RAFFLE: Infusion Water Bottle for the top 100 participants. Form must be filled out by 4/1
Grand Prize Raffle: 10,000+ steps: If you achieve over 10,000+ steps in 4 weeks, you are eligible for the Grand Prize raffle of new sneaks from Valley Forge Running Co.
Even if you don’t win a prize, you will reap the benefits!
SPECIFIC STAIR CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Throughout the day track the number of stair steps you’ve taken. Use the campus stairwell inventory to assist you in the process. At the end of the day, add up your total number of stair steps. At the end of the week, add up your weekly total and submit your form. These totals will be considered for incentives and prizes and added to your grand total at the end of the program. Note: steps count going up AND down. Also, you are encouraged to include your stair steps off campus (e.g. at home, at the mall) –especially on the weekends.
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