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10,000 Steps  - 7 Wonders of Platteville
When: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 to Friday, April 21, 2017


WELCOME! 

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Human Resources in partnership with Student Health Services, Outdoor Recreation, Human Health & Performance and the Department of Employee Trust Funds is gearing up for the 9th Annual 10,000 Steps Challenge:

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We have many exciting new events planned for UW-Platteville employees, students and retirees to help them in their quest to be fit: in mind, body and spirit.  Please see the Events Calendar to learn all about the many free events on campus.  

We invite all UW-Platteville employees, students, and retirees to participate in a 10,000 Steps Walking Challenge - 7 Wonders of UW-Platteville!  Any three individuals can create a team.  You can even challenge other teams to some friendly competition!

7 Wonders (see calendar for date and times)   *Registration for bus required:
1. UW-Platteville M                     *Climbing the "M" and cave tour
2. Pioneer Farm                           *Walking tour at the farm
3. Memorial Park                          Walking Club - Hiking the trail - do 7 lunges
4. Williams Fieldhouse                 Tour in fieldhouse and learn about exercise equipment
5. Center For the Arts                 Walking Club - do 7 squats or toe touches
6. Oldest Tree in Grant County    Walking Club - 7 Jumping Jacks
7. Pioneer Tower                         Walking Club - Climb up and down 7 flights of stairs

We hope you are all looking forward to striving for 10,000 steps a day with Kickoff on Monday, March 27!  Please sign up your team below.  Register and pay team fees by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 10.   We will have the t-shirts in time for Kickoff, so please send in your team photos so we can post them on our webpage (see link on the right).

This resource is available through funding offered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds to support employee wellness and the Well Wisconsin Incentive program.  Healthier starts with you.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

- A device for tracking steps (phone app., fitbit, pedometer, etc.)
- Comfortable walking/running shoes
- A team which consists of three people, a team name, and designate a team captain
- Team Captain to register your team
- Register and pay team fees by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 10.  We will have the t-shirts in time for Kickoff, so please upload your team photos on this page and on our 10,000 Steps Facebook page.
-  First team to register/pay for their team AND post on UW-Platteville's 10,000 Steps Program Facebook page will WIN a prize!

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS:

Dean Health Plan
EPIC Specialty Benefits
Health Choice
Medical Associates
TASC
Trinity Healing Arts
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
 

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WALKING!

Walking is quickly becoming the exercise of choice for millions. It is a lifetime activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The positive benefits are undeniable. Not only is it one of the safest and most effective ways to meet your health and fitness goals, but it is fun, easy, and rewarding, both mentally and physically.

Walking has countless benefits ... whether you know it or not.  It is so enjoyable and easy,
and it does so many good things for you:
- Cardiovascular Benefits
- Disease Prevention
- Longevity and Aging
- Psychological Benefits
- Increased Energy
- Muscle Toning
- Calorie Burning and Weight Control

Benefits of Walking

Walking Tips


UW-Platteville Campus Trail Map

Platteville Walking and Biking Map

THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM ARE:

Promote good health
Increase daily activity level
Build teamwork
Have fun

TEAM REGISTRATION

Team Captains:  Team fees are $24 or $8 per person (includes a t-shirt) and are due at Human Resources office, 2300 Ullsvik Hall by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 10.  T-shirts will be ordered and here by the 10,000 Steps Kickoff on March 27.
Only count the steps that appear on your tracking device or use the conversion chart for other activities.  Team and individual tracking chart/steps conversion chart
The goal is to be active and contribute whatever steps you can to your team.

NOTE: If you have a chronic illness or joint problems or any exercise restrictions, you need to check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program.

HOW TO TRACK, RECORD AND REPORT YOUR STEPS

STEP 1: TRACK YOUR STEPS
Use a pedometer to track your steps whenever you walk. It doesn't matter whether you are walking at home, at work, or outdoors for fitness—every step counts. So keep that pedometer on your person at all times and make sure it's working. There are a lot of different kinds of pedometers you can use:
   - Apps for your smart phone
    - Fitness bands
    - Fitness watches
    - Clip-on pedometers

STEP 2: RECORD YOUR STEPS
Throughout the week, record your walking steps tracked by your pedometer on the recommended spreadsheet or a piece of paper.  Along the way, if you engage in any non-walking activities, convert those activities to non-walking steps—you get credit for those, too!  Refer to the Steps Conversion Chart (6th worksheet in the spreadsheet above) for more information.  Remember, at the end of the week, you want to be able to tell your captain the total number of steps.  So it is important that you keep track.

STEP 3: Report Steps to Captain
Once all of a team's members have reported the previous week's steps to their captain, the captain uses the online form to report the entire team's steps for the previous week.  Captains, please try to do this as early as possible every Monday.  We cannot publish the weekly results until we have heard from all the teams, so please do not delay. 

That's all there is to it!  Have fun!

 

Gallery of Photos from Past Events

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