Less than 2 weeks remaining in the Active 8 Week Challenge
Posted: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:43
First of all congratulations to those who have signed up to the Active 8 Week Challenge and made it this far. Since January we have been inviting Birmingham employees to add small chunks of bite sized activities into their working day with Workplace Challenge. It's based on the philosophy of ten minutes is all you need to a healthier and happier you!
So far across England over 7,800 employees from over 600 workplaces have joined the national campaign with over 500,000 miles being travelled - the equivalent of going from earth to the moon and back!
Over 170,000 activities have been logged so far with over 620 million steps and 10 million minutes (over 19 years) of activity tracked on the leaderboards. 33,000 kg of CO2 saved and £11,000 worth of fuel has been saved from 23,000 active travel trips.
For those who haven't taken part in the challenge...it's not too late to join the challenge.
You and your colleagues can back date any activity you've done since the start of the challenge on 4th January. Whilst the theme of the challenge is active lunch the concept is simple, just add some activity in and around your working day and don't forget to track it on the Workplace Challenge website, app or with a Fitbit. All activity will then count and be added to the Active Lunch challenge leader-boards.
If you're tracking steps with your Fitbit please remember not to duplicate with any other activity you log e.g. if you've already tracked steps from running please don't then log running as an additional activity on Workplace Challenge.
The end is near
The challenge ends at midnight on Tuesday 28th February 2017. Don't forget to log all your activity by then for it to be counted on the leaderboards.
Still time to win prizes
We still have lots of giveaways to be handed out after the challenge highlighted in the PDF below. In addition we also have tickets to three Aston Villa fixtures to give away to six lucky winners