The benefits of walking are extensive, and include: • Burns calories
• Strengthens back muscles
• Slims waist
• Strengthens bones
• Lowers blood pressure
• Shapes and tones your legs
• Cuts cholesterol
• Reduces risk of heart disease & diabetes
• Reduces stress
• Helps to sleep better
This was truly a challenge. I like the team atmosphere in the office each week encouraging each other
Seeing other members work out, trying to get more people to do this.
Gave is the ability to come together as a team. We helped eachother stay motivated.
Brings awareness to fitness
Motivation to get up and move!
Was motivating to compete not only with co-workers but people you know across the country.
Motivated me to walk!
The friendly challenge between the other Local’s
I liked the competition with fellow members and being able to see that so many other members were committed to improving their health
I liked the fact that you could see you total steps with everyone,especially teammates. That way you could give your teammates a hard time if they weren’t keeping up.
It was definitely motivating and I liked that it got me going for walks on almost a daily basis
Kept me thinking about an active lifestyle and bring competitive pushed me to walk more then I thought I could
Before I signed up for the steps challenge I wasn’t working out. I kept making excuses. When I signed up because my coworkers were I bought a fitbit and started going to the gym. I am still going to the gym 5 days a week.
The Challenge every day, also I was off work because I had surgery the walking helped me getting back to work faster plus I lost 20lbs
Had fun encouraging out apprentices to sign up and participate. Look foward to doing this again in the future!
Was a blast I can’t wait to have another one, really got us out walking way more than before. Next One I will take more serious from the start
What I liked about this Step Challenge is in stead of riding the lawnmower I used the push mower more to ensure I would meet my goal that day. Can’t wait for round two…Thank you again for doing this.
This is a great challenge! I really enjoyed our group using Snapchat, that way we could use a little humor and still get our steps in. After having a heart attack and 5 bypass surgery I started to walk for exercise everyday. Soon I was strong enough to run, something I haven’t done in over 20 years. Working hard during the day stepping at night.
During the challenge, I was told that I should not have to wait for a challenge to get to walking, that I should be self-motivated. My response was, I am self-motivated, but when more people are brought into the picture, I enjoy being closer to number 1 than not and that is a bigger motivation.
I was motivated because I could see where I was in comparison to other steppers…..so that kept me interested.
It was great I think I was the only railroader doing it, so this next Challenge I am going to send the email out to get more doing the Challenge
9 months ago my wife and I were both morbidly obese. we changed our eating habits, and started excerising. we haven’t step foot in a gym. we have lost over 200lbs combined and are in the best shape of our lives in our 30s!!
I enjoyed working on SMOHIT staff and WELLNESS AMPED on putting this program together walking. I also enjoyed walking with everyone around the country from the BA Conference at 5am for three day for 5 miles
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