The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Human Resources in partnership with Student Health Services, Outdoor Recreation, Human Health & Performance, Nutrition and Dining Services and the Department of Employee Trust Funds is gearing up for the 10,000 Steps Challenge.
We invite all UW-Platteville employees, students, and retirees to participate in a 10,000 Steps Walking Challenge - 10th Annual! Teams of three or one individual can be a team. You can even challenge other teams to some friendly competition!
Team Captains: Team fees are $24 or $8 per person (includes a t-shirt and stainless steel water bottle) and are due at Human Resources office, 2300 Ullsvik Hall by 4 pm on Friday, March 16.
Special Guest Speaker & Free Water Bottle
Melanie Radzicki McManus has graciously agreed to speak at our celebration this year on May 1 about her book "Thousand Miler" and her Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail!
To Celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we will be providing aluminum water bottles on a first come, first serve basis - so get your team together and sign up early! Can pick up these at one of the Pre-Kickoff Events.
Thursday, March 1st-Friday, March 16th: Registration -Register your team online NOW
Wednesday, March 28th at 12-3 pm or Thursday, March 29th at 9-Noon: Pre-Kickoff - Come to Ullsvik 2007 and pickup your T-shirt(s) and choice of aluminum water bottle! Learn about WellWisconsin, review available resources, and get your team picture taken! Committee member(s) will be present to answer any questions you may have.
Monday, April 2nd: Kickoff
Tuesday, May 1st: Celebration - Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall from 3-4 pm
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 name and designate a team captain
- Team Captain to register your team
- Register and pay team fees by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 16
. 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
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Dean Health Plan
EPIC Specialty Benefits
Southwest Health Center
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
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
UW-Platteville Campus Trail Map
Platteville Community Arboretum Inc. - University's Greenbelt Park
Platteville Walking and Biking Map
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
Promote good health
Increase daily activity level
ABOUT TEAM REGISTRATION
Team fees are $24 or $8 per person
(includes a t-shirt and stainless steel water bottle) and are due at Human Resources office, 2300 Ullsvik Hall by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 16
- We will have the t-shirts in time for Kickoff on April 2 so please upload your team photos on this page and on our 10,000 Steps Facebook page.
- 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.
Employees and their spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program can also record your steps through StayWell
. Once you're signed up in the StayWell portal, you can connect your fitbit, download the Mobile App and start participating in the Million Steps Challenge which can coincide with the 10,000 Steps Challenge as one of the three steps to earn your $150 Wellness Incentive. The Well Wisconsin Program offers you access to tools and resources to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
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!
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.
Gallery of Photos from Past Events