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Start! Physical Activity Program

Start!The Health Plus 2014 START! Physical Activity Challenge is all new! Log 1 million steps by December 31st, 2014 and help us reach the collective goal of 2.15 billion steps for 2014.

Commit to logging your physical activity regularly. If you reach the quarterly goal, you will be entered for prize drawings. Those that reach 1 million steps by December 31st will receive a “1 Million Step Club” prize.

Physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle. The CDC recommends that adults get 150 minutes of physical activity per week. The START! Physical Activity tracker helps you track your activity and encourages you to live an active lifestyle.

The START! tracker is easy to use. Log your physical activity daily, weekly, or monthly. Figure out what works best for you and then commit to logging activity on a regular basis.

You can enter steps or active minutes in the tracker. Activities like taking the stairs, walking, and yard work are all part of living an active lifestyle. The START! tracker will convert active minutes into steps to help you reach your goal. For example, 30 minutes of yard work will convert to 4,350 steps.

One pedometer per person is available, upon request at Health Plus, but having a pedometer is not necessary to participate in this program.

How can I register?
Click the green Start! button on this page. You will be taken to the Online Step Tracker. Log in with your VUnet ID and e-password and you will be registered.

How do I track my physical activity?
From the START! homepage click the “Track your steps here” link. You will be taken to the Online Step Tracker. Log in with your VUnet ID and e-password. Choose the date of activity and record your pedometer total or choose another activity and the minutes you spent doing it (this will be converted to steps). Be sure to click Submit. This page will also show your steps history and your progress toward the prize goal. Download a Printable Tracker.

Getting “started” is easy! Log in using your VUnetID and Password.

No pedometer? Record Your Active Minutes

The tracker will convert your active minutes into steps!

  • Select the Date
  • Select the activity (walking, biking, group fitness class, yard work, etc.)
  • Enter minutes


Record Your Pedometer Totals

  • Date: Select the date
  • Activity: select “Pedometer Total (Enter Steps)”
  • Steps: enter your step total

Keywords: Walking, Exercise, Fitness, Walk, Walking Routes, Walking Paths, Walking Trails, Prizes, Pedometer, Online Tracker

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in Be Physically Active, Health Plus, Services and tagged , , ,


12 Comments on “Start! Physical Activity Program”

I walk about 1 mile every other day to get to work. I will use stairs when coming to work.

margaret fran sweatt on October 16th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I work out 1 day a week Zumba & 3 days a week with a personal trainer

DELORES SHAW on October 30th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I work out on the elliptical machine 3-4 times per week and lift weights 2-3 times per week.

Marcia Beasley on October 31st, 2012 at 7:23 am

I Wallk erery day 5mile

Melissa Taylor on September 24th, 2013 at 6:41 am

We began using our Xbox (lol)and investing in their “aerobic dance” games like the ‘Black Eyed Peas Experience’ & the ‘Michael Jackson Experience’. Either will create a good sweat after the first 20-30 mins, plus my 5 year old daughter joins in. So it can be productive & healthy family fun too! :)

Don Tolliver on January 15th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I walk 3 to 4 tmes a week in summer and
my Elliptical oin winter

Manik Paul on July 30th, 2014 at 11:03 am

I do 2 miles/day on the elliptical

LaToya Hannah on August 6th, 2014 at 11:16 am

I signed up at Rec center and will work out every day before work

Jason on September 29th, 2014 at 9:01 am

im trying to walk more and eat less portions

teresa groce on October 1st, 2014 at 10:56 am

I do heavy farm work 5-6 hrs. every sat. and sunday

maddenjj on October 15th, 2014 at 11:19 am

I walk an hour each day.

Katherine on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:34 am

I ride my stationary bike 4 to 5 times weekly for ~ 50 minutes attaining my predicted maximum HR for a sustained 35 minutes or more.

warren campbell on October 31st, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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