Employee wellness step challenge begins Feb. 11

The Employee Wellness Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock encourages all faculty and staff to join its upcoming fitness challenge, “Step into Spring,” from Feb. 11 to March 24.

The goal of the six-week program is to get UA Little Rock employees up and moving while improving their daily lives through exercise.

The program format is based on the number of steps participants accumulate over the course of the program. Participants are encouraged to reach 40,000 steps during each week of the challenge.

Steps can be acquired in a number of ways including walking, jogging, cycling, attending a group exercise class, as well as tackling daily activities such as walking the dog or running errands on campus.

Employees are free to use tracking devices, such as Fitbits or cellphones, to calculate their steps. By 5 p.m. every Monday, participants are required to record their steps in a Google form.

To get employees motivated, the first 100 people to register will receive a free T-shirt. To keep them on their toes, random prizes will also be awarded to participants who meet the minimum weekly requirement of 40,000 steps.

For more information, contact Karl Lenser at kjlenser@ualr.edu, the Office of Health Services at 501-569-3188, or register here.

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