10,000 steps a day challenge: Thursday 9/19/13

Day 4 of week 2

It’s important that you are not only concentrating on moving more throughout the day, but also focusing on the fuel you are taking in!  Try starting your morning with a Green Smoothie!

Take a moment to tell us about your favorite healthy recipe and also don’t forget to include your step count for today!

10,000 steps a day challenge: Wednesday 9/18/13

Day 3 of week 2

Do you have good walking form?

How many steps did you take today? And did you have good form?

10,000 steps a day challenge: Tuesday 9/17/13

Day 2 of week 2

Walking is healthy!

So, how much did you increase your health by walking today?

10,000 steps a day challenge: Monday 9/16/13

Day 1 of week 2

Here is the start to the 2nd week out of the 10-week challenge.  I love the start of a new week, it is like a new beginning.  If you struggled last week it’s ok, because today is another fresh start.

So, how did you do?

10,000 steps a day challenge: Friday 9/13/13

Day 5 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge.

This is the end of the first week of the challenge.  Although I hope you continue walking over the weekend, you won’t be posting your steps.  However, you can include them with your step count on Monday if you’d like to!!!

Walking shoes: Features and fit that keep you moving

So, how did you do today?  And, how did the first week go?

10,000 steps results: Thursday 9/12/13

Day 4 of the 10,000 steps a day challenge!

Did you know we have 42 people in this challenge?  I think that is absolutely fantastic!  Palomar College employees rock!

The realistic way to build up to 10,000 steps a day:  “The goal of taking 10,000 steps in a day is a rough equivalent to the Surgeon General’s recommendation to accumulate 30 minutes of activity most days of the week. It should be enough to reduce your risk for disease and help you lead a longer, healthier life. But not everyone should start right out trying to get 10K a day. So instead take a comfortable, gradual approach — the 20% Boost Program” ~PBS America’s Walking

So, How did you do today? Do you think you can boost your steps by 20% tomorrow?

10,000 steps results: Wednesday 9/11/13

Day 3 of the challenge!

There is a request to get some information together about when everyone is taking walks throughout the day.  So, please respond to this post with your total steps for the day AND when you walk around campus.  Let’s try to get some walking groups together!

Click the link below to access a campus walking map with  mapped walks and the distance for each. Take a walk around the campus today:  Palomar Walking Map

10,000 steps results: Tuesday 9/10/13

Day 2 of the 10,000 steps challenge!

Here are a couple links you may find helpful:

Remember we have 3 exercise activities available FREE to employees this semester.  I hope you will join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 for Jazzercise, and Wednesday mornings 7-8am for circuit training.  They are held in the aerobics room, G-8.  If you can only make it for 30 minutes that’s ok!  Some exercise is better than none.  Hope to see you there.

So, how did you do today?  Did you do better than Day 1?

10,000 steps results: Monday 9/5/13

This is Day 1 of the Palomar College Employees 10,000 steps a day challenge!

At the end of today simply comment with your total steps.  The goal of this challenge it to try to reach 10,000 steps/day.  Set your own individual goals to build up to reaching 10,000 steps.

Benefits of Walking:   http://www.getwalking.org/

So, how did you do?

Healthy Life Newsletter

Check out the June Healthy Life Newsletter.  It is full of great suggestions, including a bunch of free or practically free ways to get fit.

June Healthy Life Newsletter