This is a guest post from the Office of Wellbeing:
The Move More! Move Often! Fall 2019 enrollment is open through Sept. 12.
Did you know that increased exercise and movement improves mood, creates better sleep, and reduces stress and risk for chronic disease?
Are you ready to increase your physical wellbeing? Are you looking for a supportive community to keep you accountable?
Move More! Move Often! is the perfect opportunity!
Move More! Move Often! is an eight-week program (Sept. 30 – Nov. 24) engaging and encouraging individuals to increase their daily physical activity. Using activity trackers, participants monitor daily steps or active minutes. Throughout the eight-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, and join the campus community for opportunities to get more active.
This program caters to all activity levels and all activity types! The eight-week program begins with a baseline week (Sept. 30 – Oct. 6) to assess current activity levels. It will continue for the next seven weeks (Oct. 7 – Nov. 24) with a goal of increasing activity toward the Center of Disease Control’s recommended average of 10,000 steps per day or 150 active minutes per week or maintaining those levels if you already meet them.
There will be weekly mini-challenges, newsletters with helpful tips, and opportunities on campus to be active to keep participants engaged and encouraged. Performance will be tracked throughout the program using the MoveSpring dashboard, to which participants will link their activity trackers. Assistance is available to those who don’t already have a tracker that syncs with MoveSpring.
At the end of the eight weeks, prizes will be awarded to those who increase their individual daily average steps or weekly average active minutes by 50, 75, or 100 percent, as well as those who were already meeting those recommendations and maintained them.
To help you find opportunities to get active, daily walking groups will be available and weekly fitness classes in Reynolds Gym will be open to Move More! Move Often! participants.
Orientation Sessions: Offered throughout the week of Sept. 23-27. Attending an orientation session is required to participate.
Program Participation Dates: Sept. 30 – Nov. 24
Have questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration by Sept. 12 is available here.