Healthy Tips

Challenge Yourself to Get Moving!

 

May is officially here – the trees are budding, the grass is greening and the minus temperatures are *hopefully* behind us. Now is the time to get out of hibernation mode and shake off the last of your cabin fever! Of course, re-vamping your schedule to get in more vitamin D and fresh air can be challenging especially if you work inside full time. But a bit of extra effort to change your routine can go a long way to helping you get the most out of your summer.

The Vita Health head office team has decided to tackle this adjustment head on by issuing ourselves a challenge to get moving. Partnering up with colleagues, friends and family can be an excellent way to hold yourself accountable, while setting clear and reasonable objectives will help to ensure success.

Depending on what you want, there are countless ways to structure your own get moving goals. But if you’re looking for a bit of #inspo, here’s how we’re getting down to business!

 

 

The Basics

Exercise 30 minute increments per day up to a maximum of 60 minutes. Each 30 minute workout earns you 1 ticket into a draw. 60 minutes earns you 2 tickets and this is the maximum amount of tickets that you can earn in any given day.

At the end of the month, we will draw for the prize.

 

The REAL Challenge

Here’s the catch: this is an everyday challenge, meaning you can’t miss a workout from May 1 to May 31. If you miss a workout, all tickets you have earned from your workout up to that day are removed.

That means if you workout diligently up to May 28 and then miss May 29, all of your tickets will be pulled out. If you workout May 31, you will then have only 1 ticket in the draw. Make sense?

So that means you can workout May 1-12 and then get lazy and not go out on May 13. Any ticket you have earned from May 1-12 will be removed.

The good news? You can get back in by working out and not missing a day May 14-31.

 

The Benefits

The workouts are for YOUR benefit, so if you are not truthful about whether you completed your workout, you are cheating yourself. Go for a walk, a run, a bike ride, ride the stationary bike, do a cross training workout. Yoga works if it is a flow yoga. Sitting in Shavasana for 30 minutes is meditation, and doesn’t get you moving! You be the judge.

And remember: if you’re feeling sluggish, you just have to walk for 15 minutes one way, and then 15 minutes back to keep your tickets!

 

Some Tips

Whether you want to join us for #GetMoving2017 or you want to create your own goals, just keep in mind your own time limits and lifestyle. And remember to keep it fun!

We tried to start this challenge in April, but a combination of weather, vacations and the flu left us second guessing our decisions. By April 10, everyone had lost their tickets and we decided to postpone.

BUT, not without punishment!

 

 

Whether you’re motivated by a little friendly competition, classes or achieving personal gains, take some time to think about how you’re going to get outside and get moving this summer!

Just don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

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