It’s that time again for the Spring Fitness Challenge! Each spring, schools and floors at Central Office engage in a little friendly competition.
This spring, we’re focusing on habits: good habits to make and bad habits to break to improve health and wellness. During the first two weeks of April, we’re inviting you to think about habits that aren’t serving you well and would be good to break and habits that would serve you well, if you would only make them habits.
The challenge kicks off on April 1, so start making your list now. Need a few ideas to get you started?
Sample Healthy Habits to Adopt
- Meditating for 5-10 minutes
- Getting between 7-9 hours of sleep at night
- Covering 10,000+ steps
- Intentionally spending at least 10 consecutive minutes outside
- After warming up your muscles, spending 10 minutes stretching them
- Putting down your mobile device for the night at 7:00 p.m.
- Writing a thank-you note to someone who deserves it
- 8 x 8 – drinking (8) eight-oz. glasses of water (a ½ gallon)
- Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables
Sample Unhealthy Habits to Drop
- Skipping breakfast
- Skipping lunch
- Drinking a soda or other sugary beverage
- Smoking cigarettes
- More than 30 consecutive minutes in front of a glowing rectangle (phone, computer, iPad, etc.)
- Sitting for more than 30 consecutive minutes
- Watching more than 1 consecutive hour of television
- More than one bar/snack coming out of a package
- Eating at fast food restaurants
Track your progress on this handy calendar (PDF), which should be turned in to your wellness champion by Friday, April 26.
Oh, the Prizes!
The school or Central Office floor with the highest combined average point total per participant as well as the school or Central Office floor with the greatest percentage of overall participation will win a prize. And, all who finish with 10 or more points will be entered into a raffle for individual prizes.
Buddy Up and Be a Champion
Being fit is more fun with a friend! Team up with a buddy and champion your department to take the challenge so that your team can sync your healthy habits.