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Start! Physical Activity Program
Vanderbilt and the American Heart Association are partnering to offer the Start! Physical Activity Program to faculty and staff. Health Plus and Vanderbilt Heart are collaborating to provide this program and are encouraging everyone to participate in helping to reach a goal of 2 billion combined steps by December 31st, 2013.
How can I register?
You can register at Health Plus or 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.
One pedometer per person is available, upon request at Health Plus, but having a pedometer is not necessary to participate in this program.
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.
Is Start! just about walking?
No. Start! is about being more physically active. Find an activity you like and track what you do. Any activity you do will be converted to steps.
Are there prizes?
Yes! You will qualify for a prize for each of the 4 challenges when you earn 200,000 steps. You can sign-up at any time during a challenge.
- Challenge 1
January 1 through March 31, 2013
Submit activity by midnight on April 5, 2012 to win a Collapsible Water Bottle
- Challenge 2
April 1 through June 30, 2013
Submit activity by midnight on July 5, 2013 to win a Exercise Band
- Challenge 3
July 1 through September 30, 2013
Submit activity by midnight on October 5, 2013 to win a Performance Outdoor Sports Hat
- Challenge 4
October 1 through December 31, 2013
Submit activity by midnight on January 5, 2014 to win a Long-Sleeve T-Shirt
Keywords: Walking, Exercise, Fitness, Walk, Walking Routes, Walking Paths, Walking Trails, Prizes, Pedometer, Online Tracker