Sept. 29-Nov. 23
Cost: Challenge + Fitbit Zip Activity Tracker- $65 Wellness Dollars
Challenge only- $25 Wellness Dollar
Save more by registering for Wellness Plus and receive both the fall and spring challenges and the Fitbit Zip for $75 Wellness Dollars (a $90 value)
Walking is an easy way to burn calories, manage stress and re-charge your batteries during the work day. During the 8-week Walktober program, you’ll track your walking activity online and “travel” on a virtual journey, featuring scenes of beautiful fall foliage throughout the United States. You can choose how you’d like to track your activity. You can even purchase a Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker with your Wellness Dollars as part of the Walktober program.
The Walktober online program includes:
8 weeks of access to your own Walktober account
Your choice of tracking methods:
Track your steps:
You may purchase aFitbit Zip wireless activity tracker using your Wellness Dollars. Your Fitbit will display your total steps, distance covered, calories burned and the time. After you set up your own Fitbit online account, your tracker will sync this information to your account each time it is near your computer. You may also set up a Bluetooth enabled smartphone to sync to your account.
If you already have a Fitbit tracker, you can allow the Walktober program to access your Fitbit account for seamless tracking during the challenge.
You may use any other type of wireless tracker or pedometer and manually enter your steps by logging on to your Walktober account.
Track your minutes of walking- if you prefer not to use a tracker or pedometer, you can log in to your account and enter your daily walking minutes
If you enjoy other forms of physical activity, you can convert them to either walking steps or minutes and enter them online using program information provided
Weekly walking activities led by wellness staff for all interested participants
Wellness tips emailed to you either daily or weekly (your choice)
Over 250 healthy recipes for you to explore
Optional social features that provide you with support from other co-workers
You can create or join a team of 4-10 co-workers
Invite colleagues to be your “Soul Mates” with whom you can give and get support for your walking
Walker’s Wall- a message board where you can share your success stories with other participants