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Ready, Set, Move!
Wellness Walking Challenge

July 20 - August 30, 2020

shoes Each year, summer brings warmer weather, longer days and brighter colors; an inviting combination that provides us with the opportunity to get outside and rediscover all that mother nature has to offer. This time of year also means it's time to  make strides and spring forward your activity level with the annual Healthier U "Ready, Set, Move!" Wellness Walking Challenge ! This year, more than ever, has demonstrated the importance of employee wellness. In the spirit of community, we're partnering with WUSB radio (90.1 FM and 107.3 FM) for this exciting challenge. We hope you'll join this community of Seawolves moving together, virtually!


The "Ready, Set, Move!" Wellness Walking Challenge , which will take place during a 6-week period, is an incentive program designed to get employees moving more and help them lead a healthier lifestyle. The program is offered in both an individual and team format to provide a variety of options for engagement, encouragement and comradery.


The program begins Monday, July 20, 2020. During registration, you will be asked to choose a challenge track. Options include:

  • Participation (individual) - This track rewards regular instances of walking versus competition. The track is not limited to walking solely; the goal is to accumulate either 10,000 steps per day or a minimum of 30 minutes of any cardiovascular exercise (e.g. walking, running, jogging, cycling, elliptical, etc.) per day at least five times per week. This meets the CDC's recommendation of a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. More details include:
    • Each week will start on Monday and end on Sunday.
    • Instances of cardiovascular exercise can be completed whenever and wherever is most convenient.
    • The 30 minutes can be cumulative over the course of an entire day (e.g. 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes after lunch then 10 minutes in the evening).
    • You will report your previous week's success each subsequent Monday or Tuesday.
    • Healthier U prizes will be awarded to participants as follows:
      • 0-3 successful weeks: No reward
      • 4 successful weeks: Tier 3 ($) reward
      • 5 successful weeks: Tier 2 ($$) reward
      • 6 successful weeks: Tier 1 ($$$) reward
      • WUSB radio listeners can also participate and earn special incentives!
  • Competition (team) - This track rewards teams that have the highest average number of steps per team member during the course of  the six weeks. More details include:
    • Each week will start on Monday and end on Sunday.
    • Participants will create their own teams and may have between two and ten members.
      • If you do not have a team but would like to participate in the competition track, please indicate during registration and we will assign you a team.
    • Participants can walk as an individual; Please follow social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines as you exercise.
    • Each team must designate a team captain.
    • Each team member will report their own instances of walking.
    • The top five teams with the highest average number of steps per team member will receive prizes.
  • Tune in to WUSB Radio 90.1 FM and 107.3 FM while walking for extra chances to call in and win prizes when you hear Healthier U's Ready, Set, Move challenge mentioned on-air!

Once registered, you will receive a welcome email containing more program details.


Every Wednesday participants will receive an email including a progress report, link to program standings and tips to get you moving. These mid-week incentives will help reinforce your commitment and maintain excitement throughout the program.

REPORT Your Activity HERE

Week 1 (7/20 - 7/26 - Report by July 27)
Week 2 (7/27 - 8/2 - Report by Aug. 4)
Week 3 (8/3 - 8/9 - Report by Aug. 10)
Week 4 (8/10 - 8/16 - Report by Aug. 18)
Week 5 (8/17 - 8/23 - Report by Aug. 24)
Week 6 (8/24 - 8/30) - Report by Aug. 31)

Week 4 Standings - (Please note there will be unique winners in both step and minute categories. A few teams logged minutes, not steps, so they are not listed here.)

Team Name Total Steps Logged
MICU Strong 2020 3,559,902.00
Pharm Squad 2,494,124.00
PICU 1 1,803,547.00
Walking Pals 1,539,248.00
Step and Repeat 1,523,072.00
Steps to Success 1,114,554.00
Prancing Pumping Hearts (PPH) 1,023,242.00
Skeletal Crew 1,010,691.00
Walking Warriors of 17N 935,046.00
SBU Math 914,876.00
Ped-Ometers 882,909.27
Lumos 783,879.00
Kicking Asphalt 663,858.00
PICU 2 646,908.00
Cancer Crushers 638,452.00
Happy Feet 629,257.00
Hoo and Stoo 600,000.00
Holy Walkamolies 579,450.00
OTLIR 567,536.00
Wonder Women 555,954.00
LeMonaDe 512,811.00
Charles B. Walkers 501,744.00
Commack Heart 499,611.00
ADLadies 485,714.00
Procurement Proud 415,724.00
Wonder Wolfies 407,488.00
School of Nursing 395,445.00
Trouble Makers 379,272.00
Strangers No More 363,237.00
Procurement Warriors 344,315.00
Who Puts the H in Home? 326,815.00
Scott Lab 326,766.00
That's What She Said 313,213.00
LCEC 313,135.00
Queen of Hearts 305,129.00
Will Walk For Cake 304,129.00
2 Cool Chicks 299,428.00
Alumni Achievers 269,914.00
SBCCares 268,817.00
SE&A 255,475.00
Social Walkers 239,016.00
Running on Empty 227,953.00
WUSB Radio 215,775.00
Dream to Be Lean Procurement Team 204,831.00
Pandemic Pound Shredders 127,000.00
STEM/CSTEPers 125,184.00
Team Social Welfare 116,250.00
DoIT - Enterprise Data & Analytics 97,419.00
Fellow Shrooms 94,892.00
Procurement Pacers 70,000.00
HEDing Out! 64,026.00
HIM Speedsters 63,016.00

For any questions and/or comments related to the 2020  "Ready, Set, Move!" Wellness Walking Challenge , please contact Healthier U.

Regstration has closed, but stay tuned for our fall incentive, the Campus Wellenss Challenge!