Step Up for Stepping Strong

From GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator Rebecca Schubert

Week 1 of the Challenge is officially complete and we are 34% to our 500M steps goal and a $100,000 donation to the Stepping Strong Center!  A big THANK YOU to all of you who are Stepping Strong with us.  Every week, winners will be announced in the MoveSpring app so make sure you are signed up to receive notifications.

To maximize your steps and help us be the number one team, follow these tips!

Schedule walks: Prioritize your health and add a daily walk to your calendar.   

Multitask: Combine walking breaks with other healthy breaks .For example, our eyes need frequent rests from hypnotically gazing at our computer screens. Similarly, our bodies need hydration for weight loss, kidney function, better digestion, and much more. Strive to take short breaks throughout the day that combine walking, eye strain relief, and water-bottle refills.

Walk during low-intensity work: Depending on the subject matter and if you need your computer, you may be able to walk during certain conference calls or meetings. You can easily log a few hundred steps when you would otherwise be sitting.

Check your progress early and often: If you wait until 6 pm to check your steps, you may discover that you’ve taken only 2,000 steps and don’t have enough time left in the day to make up the rest. Check in on your number of steps regularly throughout the day to set yourself up for success.

Speed up your walks: Already logging 10,000 steps? Fantastic. Now start upping your speed to log even more steps. The faster you walk, the more steps you’ll take, and you’ll increase calorie burn and cardiovascular benefits even more.

Let’s make this another great week!

Didn’t sign up yet? Feeling some FOMO? You can still join! Sign up here… Join us for the annual Step Up For Stepping Strong Challenge – The Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (