A 30-Day Plan to Get Your Employees Moving
According to the CDC, nearly one in four adults in the US is physically inactive. This lack of activity takes a toll on our bodies and our minds, leading to increased risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But it doesn't have to be this way! Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to our physical wellbeing. That's why we've put together this 30-day company step challenge plan.
The goal of this challenge is to get employees moving more throughout the day. We know that some days are busier than others, so we've built in some flexibility. The challenge is to take at least 5,000 steps each day for 30 days. That's an average of about 250 steps per hour during work hours.
There are lots of ways to fit in those extra steps: take a walk on your lunch break, use the stairs instead of the elevator, park a little further away from the office entrance, or even just pace around your desk for a few minutes every hour. Every step counts!
To make things even more fun, we're challenging employees to form teams of 4-6 people. Teams can be made up of people from the same department or different departments—it's up to you! In addition to taking 2,000 steps each day, teams will also track their progress on a daily basis and report back to their team captain. At the end of the 30 days, the team with the most steps will be awarded a prize!
We hope that this 30-day company step challenge plan will help employees get moving and feel their best. Walking is a low-impact activity that has tons of benefits, including reducing stress levels, improving moods, and boosting energy levels. And when employees are feeling good, they're more productive and engaged at work. So let's lace up our sneakers and get started!