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The End!

April 25, 2014

Hope everyone had fun at the Celebration Party yesterday!

Cheers to our Good Health!

Now we have a favor to ask: Can every team member fill out the online survey so we can continue to improve your experience and health? The survey will need to be completed by May 12th. THANK YOU!!

Step It Up 6: Walk Wisconsin 2014 winners!

April 24, 2014

Luke Skywalkers - Most steps walked

Foot Pursuit - Random Draw Winner for Letter Boxing Teams

Team Teach - Random Draw Winners of teams participating 4 weeks

Team Judy - Random Draw Winners of teams participating 4 weeks

OMG! OMSA - Team that Persevered for 4 weeks!

Congratulations to ALL of our 56 teams for participating in a FUN and Healthy activity!  See you next year!!

Week 4 Winners!

April 22, 2014

You Can't Catch Us were the winners of the random draw for week 4! Congratulations!!

Looking forward to seeing all you Healthy Walkers at the Party on Thursday!!

Just because the challenge is over is no reason to not go out and have a fantastic walk in this fantastic weather we are having today! Enjoy.

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April 14, 2014

"The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk."
- Jacqueline Schiff

Can you believe it? We are starting week 4, our final week of FUN!

Here is your next LetterBoxing Challenge:

This LetterBox can be found in the hall that most engineers spend time in. The LetterBox is located near the bridge that our ASCE chapter spends time on.

Walk On!!  Party next week!

Team Photos

April 21, 2014

Click the "Team Photos" link in the 10,000 Steps Resources menu to see a collection of photos. Each team photo can be clicked to view a large view and a caption with the name of the team. Would you like to see your team's photo on the page? Take a photo of your team and e-mail it to

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April 17, 2014

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."
- Paul Dudley White

BULA VINAKA is the winner! They were the team that increased their steps the most from week 2 to week 3. They walked 231,503 more steps than last week! Congratulations!

OMG OMSA increased by 156,621 steps and THE MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE- The Movers incresed by 128,640 steps. Congratulations to all of you!

Remember our Open House Party is next week, Thursday, April 24th, at Bridgeway Commons from noon to 2 PM. Keep on Walking!

Winners for Step It Up 6 2014 Walking Challenge!!

April 24, 2014

Luke Skywalkers - Most Steps

Foot Pursuit - Letter Boxing Participation

Team Teach - 4 week Participation in Step It Up 6

Team Judy - 4 week Participation in Step It Up 6

OMG! OMSA - Perseverence in Step It Up 6 Participation!

Congratulations to all! Now lets have fun together to day from noon to 2 PM at Bridgeway Commons Party Room! See you there!

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April 10, 2014

Congratulations to the Luke Skywalkers. They walked an astounding 1135392 steps in week 2! (Yep, that's right folks, over 1 million steps.) The results for week #2 did not report the team's steps properly at first, as the reporting form was not designed to support more than 1,000,000 steps in a week, but the form, chart, and tables, have all since been updated, so you can click "View Team Progress" to see the latest standings.

No, they are not long distance runners. Their Captain Nick told me that 2 teammates are RA's and are always "doing things." One member works in PSC "and covers a lot of distance in a day." Nick says he is "a busy guy always looking to increase my step count."

Week 3 winners will be the team that improves the most from week 2 to week 3 so get out in this nice weather and enjoy yourselves!

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April 10, 2014

Contact Bridgway Commons for information if you want to join Outdoor Rec on a Geo-caching advenure to Governor Dodge State Park. You will need to call ahead to reserve your space.

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April 7, 2014

"Your body is built for walking"
- Gary Yanker

Remember to get week 2 steps in by noon on Tues. April 8th. The winning team of week 2 will be the team recording the most steps!

(Week 3 winners will be the most improved from week 2 to week 3.)

Here is your second Letter Boxing opportunity: The second Letter Box for the 10,000 Steps event is located near hole #11 on the disc golf course. Take the bridge across the creek that leads to the gravel walking trails. The Letter Box will be located in the rocks near the base of the bridge.

Keep on Walking!


April 4, 2014

SHS Strutters and Geo-Trekkers have found the first Letter Box!! Can you tell where we found it?

52 of 56 teams reported in for week 1, see the results on the VIEW TEAM PROGRESS page. Everyone is doing quite well, especially considering the weather we've had lately.

On Monday we will publish the next LetterBoxing opportunity, in the meantime try to find #1! (The clue is on a previous blog post.)

The WINNING TEAM FOR WEEK ONE is: The Christopher Walkens

CONGRATULATIONS! Keep on walking everyone week 2 is almost over!


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March 31, 2014

"After a day's walk everything has twice its value."
- George Macauley Trevelyen

This is your first Letterboxing opportunity! When you find the "box" (look for a plastic container with a label on it) sign your name and your team name and then put it back where you found it.

The first Letter Box for the 10,000 Steps event is located on a trail near the "all you can eat" dining facility on campus. This new building is also home to 440 residents. In order to get to this box you will need to follow the trail that leads under the bridge. The Letter Box will be located in the rocks near the base of the bridge.

Happy Hunting and keep on walking!

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March 28, 2014

OK! Some of you are quite competitive so here is some information about the weekly "contests."

(Remember the prizes are small, our goal is to have fun and get healthy!!)

Week 1: Winning team will be drawn randomly from all teams that have their team steps submitted by noon on Tuesday.(4/1)

Week 2: Winning team will have walked the most steps that week AND will have recorded their steps by noon on Tuesday. (4/8)

Week 3: Winning team will be the team that improves the most from week 2 to week 3 AND gets their steps recorded by noon on Tuesday. (4/15)

Week 4: Winning team will be drawn randomly from all teams that record their steps for week 4 by noon on Tuesday. (4/22)

There will also be 3 team prizes given out at the end of the Walking Challenge. Prizes will be given to the team with the most steps, a random draw from all teams participating and a random draw from all teams that turn in steps for all for weeks.

Any teams that take pictures of their teams will be posted here on the web page, just email them to

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March 24, 2014

“The Longest Journey begins with a single step.”
- Lao Tsu

Hopefully everyone started their day by putting on their pedometers  and eating a healthy breakfast! We are 57 teams strong in our effort to improve our health. That means 285 participants are counting their steps as you read this. That’s FANTASTIC! Spring is here by the calendar but just in case you need to stay indoors, remember to use the “Steps conversion chart” to calculate your non-walking activities. Keep watching and we will be posting information about upcoming campus trail activities.

10,000 Steps T-shirt Design


March 3, 2014

Team sign-up for 10,000 Steps begins March 3rd. All you need is a team of 5 people. They can be UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, or a combination of those. Everyone can join in the FUN! For more information, check out About 10,000 Steps and How To Sign Up.

Pioneer Pete walking like a 10,000 Steps pro!


February 28, 2014

"Step It Up 6" is the 6th annual UW-Platteville Student Health Services 10,000 Steps Walking Challenge. In past years we have taken virtual trips to faraway places like China and Argentina. This year we are in partnership with UW-Platteville Bridgeway Commons and UW-Platteville Outdoor Recreation and we are going to walk in our own back yard! Our theme is “Walk Wisconsin!” You will be able to participate in  some Geocaching/Letterboxing opportunities on some of the Campus Trails. This will add more fun to your walking adventures! Check in later for more information on those FUN adventures.

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