The GiftCards.com Health & Wellness Committee has teamed up with the Small Groups Leaders to create a Pedometer Challenge from October 18th until December 20th, 2013.
Each employee of GiftCards.com will wear a “Smiling G” branded pedometer all day, every day. At the end of each week, steps are tallied by Group Leaders and each group’s totals are recorded.
At the end of the Challenge, the winning team will get a prize for their efforts. That being said, everyone who is participating will be a winner when it comes to their health. Sitting all day can lead to back and circulatory problems, and a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading contributors to heart disease and heart attack.
GiftCards.com is encouraging employees to get moving, whether that means taking a break each hour to get up and walk to the restroom or refill a water bottle, stretching every so often, doing yoga or going for a run at lunch, standing at one’s desk during work, or exercising before or after working hours. It doesn’t mean you have to start working out if you never do – it just means that you should be conscientious of how long you are sitting, and consider what steps (pun intended!) you can take to better your overall health.