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August 19, 2016

K-State community encouraged to join the 2016 Movement Challenge

Submitted by Human Capital Services - Benefits

K-State is encouraging its community to commit to a total wellness journey — striving to live your best in the many areas of your life. The K-State community will be focusing on physical wellness over the next six weeks during the 2016 Movement Challenge.

If you participated last year or are looking for ways to boost your physical activity and get to know your K-State family a little better, join in on this fun activity starting Aug. 21. 

The challenge is two-fold: a personalized challenge for individuals to move an equivalent of 10,000 steps per day, or work up to 10,000 steps for those who are currently less active.

The second part of the challenge is a competition between departments. The department with the most average steps per participant will be the Movement Challenge champions and receive a trophy, bragging rights and a presentation of the award. An additional departmental award has been added this year for the department with the highest percentage of participating employees.

No sign up is necessary. However, by signing up you are making a commitment to yourself to work on your physical well-being and your department to come out on top as the departmental winner.

Starting is easy — just track your movement and log in the eReport that will be provided each week and live on the Live Your Best, #PurpleIsProgress website. The eReport will be available the Sunday beginning each week. We listened to feedback from last year and the eReport will be available to enter activity throughout the challenge. However, in order to be reported on the leaderboard each week, we request activity is entered by noon on Tuesday following the close of the week.

Human Capital Services offers several ways to help you track activity toward steps: pedometers are available at no charge and an activity converter PDF chart is available to convert different activities — swimming, biking, gardening, etc. — to steps. You may also find a listing of apps and proposed fitness trackers that you may wish to use.

Please join your fellow K-Staters and take part in the challenge. To learn more, visit the Live Your Best, #PurpleIsProgress website.

Questions? Contact benefits@k-state.edu