Pedometer Challenge

Pedometer Challenge 1 – 31 May, 2018!
Do you want to improve your fitness level, build team spirit, win a prize, or simply get active and have fun during the month of May? If you answered yes, this challenge is for you!

The PSP Bagotville Health Promotion Pedometer Challenge runs from May 1-31. This local challenge aims to create a culture of health and wellness in the Defense community by encouraging its members to walk 10,000 steps a day, every day in May to increase overall health. Active living and consistency are the keys to improving wellness. Ten thousand steps per day is the number recommended by Health Canada, as it is associated with significant improvements in overall health when achieved consistently.

To make this challenge even more exciting, there are prizes to be won and team challenges are encouraged (ex: desk cleaning for a month, pot luck lunch, coffee runs for a week, etc.)!

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to use their own pedometers during the challenge. Bagotville Health Promotion will have a limited supply of pedometers to lend out for those who do not own one. Read the pedometer information sheet to maximize its effectiveness.

Follow these steps to participate:
  1. Recruit your team (5 participants);
  2. Choose a team leader
  3. Create a unique name for your team to register;
  4. The team leader registers your team of 5 using the online registration form by April 30th 2018. Once completed, the team leader will receive the requested pedometers* and all details needed for your team’s participation. It is the team leader’s responsibility to distribute pedometers (if applicable) and send a copy of the Individual Step Log to all members.
 *We strongly recommend the participants use their own pedometer as we have a limited amount.

Important note for all participants: Participate in the Health Promotion Team informal 3 km walk kick off on 1 May from 12:00–13:00. Rendezvous at the base gym.

May 1 – 31: Record your daily steps on the Individual Step Log from the moment you step out of bed on May 1st, until the time you go to bed on 31 May. You must first save the Step Log, then “enable java” (top right) for your log to auto sum your total steps.

Aim for 10,000 steps on most days in May for a chance to win a prize.

Read the Pedometer Challenge FAQs for additional information.

Pedometer Challenge Registration Form.

Complete and send back to
Bagotville Health Promotion
418 677-4000, ext. 7102
Bldg 71(Base gym), Office B.012
promosante@forces.gc.ca
 

If you encounter any problems with the links, please contact the Health Promotion office (418 677-4000, ext. 7102 or promosante@forces.gc.ca) and we will provide you all the information and documents needed for the Pedometer Challenge.