This week’s perfect score: 7
Points, Points, Points….
In order to add a sense of accomplishment, commitment, adventure, (and a bit of competition), this program is point driven. You earn a point for every day that you meet your personal walking goal. If you participate in a challenge or an event AND post about your experience on this blog, you will earn an additional two points. A fillable PDF is available as a tool for you to track your progress and remind you about upcoming events/challenges. These events can be easily uploaded into your Outlook calendar.
Some of us at UW Health can’t use the PDF form electronically, but can print it and use it as a chart. You will NOT have to send this form back to Wellness Options at Work. All participants’ points will be compiled by a survey tool which will be sent to you every Monday. Your input must be complete by Monday at midnight. An aggregate of Fall 4 Walking’s progress towards meeting their goals will be posted every Wednesday.
People are more resilient when they have a network of support: family, friends, close and casual colleagues. All these relationships have the potential to buoy you up. Fall 4 Walking offers a framework to connect with others. Do you like Facebook? Join our Group: Fall for walking (UW Health). Would you like to share or view walking routes? Use a FREE app called MapMyWalk. (More information on this next week.)
Register for a group event:
Wednesday 10/1 Lunchtime Stroll hosted by the Friends of the Lakeshore
Saturday 10/4 Morning Walk hosted by the Friends of the Lakeshore
Tuesday 10/21 Walk with a UW Physical Therapist at Research Park Sports Medicine
Wednesday 10/22 Walk with a UW Physical Therapist at Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Thursday 10/23 Walk with a UW Physical Therapist at Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Thursday 10/23 Walk with a UW Physical Therapist at The American Center
All participants will receive a vibrant yellow cap to enhance your visibility while walking. Wellness Options at Work will distribute these prizes via inter-D mail so you can wear the cap during your walks. At the end of the program, the individual(s) who earns the most points will receive additional recognition. The most important “prize” will be discovering a different route to release stress: a pathway to change your outlook, become more aware, add more physical activity, and to connect with those around you.
It’s a partnership. You will meet your commitment today and promise to try at least ONE challenge/event. We will help and support you on your journey. You can expect an email on Mondays explaining the challenge or event. We’ll also send you the survey link that day as well. On Wednesdays, we will post thought provoking materials and video clips. Let’s get started.
Interesting Activity: MOVIE—Walking the Camino at Sundance Theaters 9/19-9/25. www.caminodocumentary.org (No, you can’t earn points on this activity…)