My work wants us to be healthier because they care about us and they also care about the high insurance rates they are paying. Yes, they are honest about telling us that, too. So, to help us (the entire company) get healthier and lower rates, company encourages us to do more activities and even gave us each a pedometer to track our steps. We are supposed to do at least 10,000 steps a day.
And my boss made things a little more interesting by putting on a competition between our department and two other departments within the company.
Winner of this competition will have their “cars” washed by the losers.
Oh yes! You heard right, wash other people’s cars if we lose… (oh no!!!)
You do not want me washing your car. Anybody’s car… REALLY. Seriously, I am totally klutzy and, and, and I am really not keen on washing cars. 😦
So because I don’t want to wash other people’s cars, I am going to incorporate some elements of mindfulness to my blog every Monday until this competition is over (some time in August, me thinks).
According to Mayo Clinic, Walking has the following benefits:
- Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol)
- Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol)
- Lower your blood pressure
- Reduce your risk of or manage type 2 diabetes
- Manage your weight
- Improve your mood
- Stay strong and fit
I hope you join me (virtually of course) and do some walking today. If it’s hot in your area, walk indoors, drink lots of water to stay hydrated, and most of all, enjoy each step you take.
Thank you all for your support!!! I will update on how this is going next Monday. 🙂
Walking rocks my friend – on the weekends I walk around 8km a day – exercise and fun 🙂
Good luck with your walking!!!
Choc Chip Uru
CCU, i love walking and do plenty on my own, but this competiton is adding everyone else’ numbers, so it is going to be unpredictable. So i am doing my part to up my steps. 🙂
How much work will you get done if you have to count to 10,000 every day?! Seriously though, seems like a great way to get fit (the other more time consuming way is to get a dog). Good luck and we’re hoping, for your colleagues’ sake, you win 😀
There is a conversion chart that i forgot to mention that converts other activities we do into steps. Lol. They think of everything and i dont count anything. I just go about my day with the tiny pedometer on and it counts all my steps and resets it at midnight. I am doing quite well but like i say, my #s are added in with all others in the end, so we will see how it turns out.
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