We strive to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. One of the ways we work to accomplish this is through offering free opportunities for individuals and organizations to work toward being well, together. This fall, Rock the Walk will encourage you to increase your level of weekly physical activity, bringing awareness to your health.
Experts recommend at least 150 minutes – that’s just over 20 minutes per day – of moderately intense physical activity each week. That’s the minimum amount of time that you need to log online in order to stay in the challenge and compete for great prizes!
Some participants continue with their existing workout routines, some just boost their current ones, and some people decide it’s time to begin! Whatever your current fitness level, you can participate doing something that you enjoy – swim, walk, paddle, bike, jog, run, weight lift, row, aerobics, gardening, the list goes on. Just keep track of your activity to stay in the game! We will also share an educational article and have you take a short quiz each week to help you stay motivated and engaged.
By logging 150 minutes or more of exercise per week, in 8 weeks you will have logged the equivalent of –
How far will you go? Increasing your level of physical activity also helps pave the way for feeling great! Lose weight and gain muscle mass, increasing your metabolism; change your lifestyle habits to include starting and sticking with a regular exercise program; be a part of a healthy community, and inspire others to move more!
New Fort HealthCare challenge participants will need to fill out a pre-registration form (below) and will receive further instructions on how to sign up.
Past Fort HealthCare challenge participants beginning on Tuesday, September 6th, will be able to log in to their existing accounts at FortHealthCare.MyCernerWellness.com and click the “Sign Up!” button.
At sign-up, you will need to choose a location to participate with – such as “Fort HealthCare” or “Lake Mills Wellness Coalition.” You can choose to participate with any location that you wish, or that makes the most sense for you. Locations will all be competing for a “traveling trophy,” which will be awarded for the whole year until the next Rock the Walk season. The more exercise that is logged within a location, the better chances that location has of winning!
Weekly tasks include:
All tasks will open on Tuesdays and must be entered online/completed by Monday evenings by 11:59pm in order to be eligible for the weekly and grand prizes. Winners will be announced on November 25, 2016.
Share your progress, successes, and stories to be the healthiest you can be throughout Rock the Walk and beyond on Facebook.
Stay tuned for a list of weekly and grand prizes for which 2016 participants will compete! Individuals logging the most minutes of exercise and remaining engaged throughout the entire challenge will be eligible for prizes.
Sponsorship opportunities are available to local organizations who would like to participate in the challenge as well as support ongoing community health efforts. Please view, complete, and submit the sponsorship form by Friday, September 2, 2016 to receive full recognition of this year’s contribution.