Do you remember the 2008 Olympics? I do. That was the year that Michael Phelps set a new record by winning 8 gold medals in a single Olympiad. It was also the year that I started my current full time job. In conjunction with the Olympic games, my office gave everybody pedometers to encourage walking, with prizes for the people walked the most steps in a week. It was a lot of fun for everyone.
The reason I bring up this particular fun work event from the past is that the folks at Cafe Well are having their Race to the Moon challenge. Cafe Well is a social network sponsored by Health America. The concept is to have participants use the pedometer provided by Cafe Well to walk the distance to the moon during the promotional period. There will be weekly drawings for great prizes, including the grand prize of a trip for two to Hawaii.
Participation in the contest is only open to members of Health America members. However, that is not to say that you can't benefit from the site. You are still able to join the site and take advantage of the things that it has to offer. You can participate in the various communities to get support and ideas for healthy cooking, exercise tips, and just about anything else to promote a healthy lifestyle.
My office has already done a couple of different group activities involving pedometers. They were a lot of fun for everyone that was an active participant. In addition to those types of contests, companies can also participate in other group challenges, like weight loss contests. I personally would gravitate to a healthy food challenge where people can share their best healthy recipes and dishes.
If you are an eligible Health America member, you should check out the contest. It is always beneficial to get up and move around, especially after that big Thanksgiving meal. If you are not a member, you still should check out the site to see all that they to offer.