Prizes to be won
Take part in the following challenges to help you and your colleagues keep active at work and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.
Just follow these 5 simple steps to join one or all of our challenges:
- Sign up to the free Activity Tracker.
- Once signed up, go to your ‘Dashboard’ and click on ‘Activity Tracker’.
- On the Activity Tracker screen, below the ‘Groups’ heading in the right hand column, click on the Group ‘Kent & Medway Workplaces’.
- Click on the ‘Challenges’ button (next to the Members button).
- Click ‘Join’ for one or all of the Challenges listed.
Everyday Active Challenge: 7 January 2019 – 4 March 2019
To take part, all you have to do is start logging a minimum of 10 minutes of activity every day from 7 January. This can be anything from a lunchtime walk to the shops, a pre/post-work jog, a game of football with your mates, cycling to/from work, a walk in the park with your family or a swim in your local pool. Regular bite-sized chunks of 10 minutes of activity throughout the working day can help to improve mood, boost concentration, increase productivity and improve communication amongst colleagues.
The challenge is to log some form of activity, every day. The more activity you log, the more points you’ll earn. Participants will be entered into a draw for some ‘Active At Work’ prizes and winners will be announced at the end of the challenge.
Active Travel Challenge: 1 May 2019 – 30 June 2019
This challenge runs for 8 weeks and it’s all about swapping motorised transport for two legs or two wheels. All you have to do is log as much active travel as you can from 1 May. Why? Because active travel is a great way to build in physical activity as part of your daily routine, which can contribute to improved health and help to prevent or manage a range of chronic diseases. Active travel is also good for the environment, helps reduce fuel costs, saves CO2 and reduces congestion.
If you walk, run or cycle instead of using motorised transport, largely for functional reasons ie. travelling to work, to the local shops and/or to a leisure activity, it can be logged as active travel. Participants will be entered into a draw for some ‘Active At Work’ prizes and winners will be announced at the end of the challenge.
Walk Over October Challenge: 1 October 2019 – 31 October 2019
This challenge runs for 4 weeks and it’s all about walking a minimum of 30 minutes every day in October. All you have to do is log any walking that you do throughout October. The good news is that you don’t have to do the 30 minutes all in one go. 10 minutes of brisk walking before, during and after work will help improve your overall health and wellbeing and you’ll soon be achieving the recommended 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity every week.
Remember you can connect the following wearable apps – FitBit, Strava, GoogleFit – to your Activity Tracker profile and any walking will be automatically added to your profile. By logging a minimum of 30 minutes walking every day throughout October, you’ll be entered into our prize draw for some fantastic prizes.