Stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Why not Walk It Off.Join your fellow brothers, sisters and their family members for a little distraction from the world around you. Maybe you are stir crazy at home with nowhere to go, or maybe you are working because you are essential, but either way you likely have to "stay at home" more than usual. Life is different. It's not your normal. We can't change it, but what we can do is embrace the things we CAN do.
Psychologists studying how exercise relieves anxiety and depression suggest that a 10-minute walk may be just as good as a 45-minute workout. Some studies show that exercise can work quickly to elevate depressed mood in many people. According to a 2008 study, individuals with sedentary lifestyles experienced a significant boost in energy (20 percent) and a 65 percent reduction in fatigue after following exercise programs centered around walking. The proof is in the statistics. Let's get moving together.
Walk It Off
Carpenters Wellness Program's Walk It Off Walking Challenge will challenge you during the month of May to complete a minimum number of steps each week for four (4) weeks to be included in the final raffle drawing that will take place during the week of June 1. Twenty (20) participants will be selected to each win a $100 Amazon gift card. To be entered in the raffle you must:
- walk at least 10,000 steps per day, 5 days per week, or a total of at least 50,000 steps per week for 4 weeks; ONE raffle entry
- walk at least 10,000 steps per day, 6 days per week, or a total of at least 60,000 steps per week for 4 weeks; TWO raffle entries
- walk at least 10,000 steps per day, 7 days per week for a total of at least 70,000 steps per week for 4 weeks; THREE raffle entries
How to Sign Up
- If you haven't already, set up a Carpenters Wellness Program account now. We have a temporary online account set up for you. All you need to do is confirm your last name and date of birth and all Carpenters Wellness Program tools and challenges will be available to you each time you log in to your wellness account.
- Visit the Walk It Off Walking Challenge banner at the top of the home page within the Wellness Program portal to sign up. Sign ups begin Tuesday, April 21. The challenge officially begins Monday, May 4 and ends on Monday, June 1 at midnight.
- To be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card, you must meet the minimum step requirements each week as outlined above.
Carpenters Wellness Program portal: wellness.carpdc.org