Are you ready to step up and take the College’s Stepping out for Wellness Challenge? Throughout the month of June, the College will begin its very first step challenge as part of the College’s Wellness Wednesdays Initiative. Increasing walking habits has been linked to many positive benefits such as lifting mood, sparking creativity and assistance in maintaining a healthy weight. Let’s all commit to taking more steps throughout the day for a better tomorrow!
How to Get Started
To join the challenge simply just follow the steps below:
- Create a team of at least 5 members from the UIC College of Dentistry community. The challenge is open to all UIC College of Dentistry students, faculty and staff. Feel free to mix up your team and work with members from different classes and departments.
- Register your team using the google link below by Friday, June 1, 2018. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/iKR2aytwiZgNYZ5s1
- Download an app that will track your steps and provide you with a monthly record. We recommend using the app Accupedo, it is free and will provide you with a daily and monthly record of your steps!
- Encourage your team to walk, jog or run more throughout the month of June. The team with the highest average step count at the end of the month will win bragging rights, a group photo in the Dean’s Smile of the Week, UIC College of Dentistry drawstring bags, water bottles, baseball caps and athletic bands.
Wellness Challenge Check-Ins
Stop by the Student Affairs tables on Monday, July 1st during from 12pm to 2pm on the 4th floor commons areas to have your steps for the month of June recorded. After all of the results have been recorded and tallied we will email the results along with the winning team name!
We hope you will join us in the stepping out challenge!
Email Angelica Alvarez in Student Services for more information.