Staff Wellness→ Spring Challenge
- Team registration opens: Monday, March 5, 2018
- Challenge begins: Monday, March 12, 2018
- Challenge ends: Sunday, May 20, 2018
is time to join the first annual MCPS Grand Prix wellness challenge. You have
heard of the Daytona and the Indy 500, well now it’s your chance to speed
around the racetrack to the checkered flag.
goal for this challenge is two-fold: Increase your
cardiovascular activity! Go from 0 to 60 (minutes per day, or 60 plus minutes on
most days of the week.) And chose a race track
and complete the track miles with corresponding hours of activity.
For adults, regular
aerobic exercise leads to:
cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
- Improved muscular
- Lower risk of
coronary heart disease and stroke
- Lower risk of high
blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- Lower risk of high
cholesterol and triglycerides
- Lower risk of colon
and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
- Increased bone
density or a slower loss of density
- Reduced depression
and better quality sleep
- Weight control
Click here for a flyer to share with your coworkers
Click here for a program guide with rules and prize information
All Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members are eligible to participate in the MCPS Grand Prix challenge, including elementary, secondary, transportation, and central services staff members. Participants will log their activity throughout the 10-week challenge and track their progress using the online Well Aware Fitness Log. Based on participation, you will be eligible to win prizes for yourself, your team, and your school or office.
The online Well Aware Fitness Log is available to you 24/7, so log your activity at any time!
Well Aware Fitness Log
Wellness challenges make use of the free online activity and nutrition tracker, the Well Aware Fitness Log. Registration for the log is free to all employees and can be done at any time, even if there is not an active wellness challenge.
Visit the Well Aware Fitness Log and get started today.
Need help using the online log? These videos will walk you through step by step:
Looking for a previous wellness challenge? Read all about the Million Mile Challenge, Walk This Way, MCPS on the Move, and others here.