The University System of Georgia will be taking part in the 6-week long competition! This is an exciting new way to compete internally through teams and externally as a whole against other colleges and universities across Georgia. The program will be designed to allow you to track the following three activities: steps walked, gratitude, and participation in the financial IQ challenge. Simply set up your Fitbit or Jawbone device to the HealthTrails app and take on the virtual challenge for automatic tracking of your steps walked. The goal you set is up to you based on the minimum and maximum values listed below. Choose from exotic locations to traverse like Hawaii or Australia or more local areas here in the US.
Each time you record a HealthTrails activity you move along the trail. As you progress, you’ll see great images and vivid descriptions of that location as if you’re right there. It’s a fun, effective way to track health habits because you actually see your progress each time you record an activity.
Your goal is to travel 400+ virtual miles along the trails — you have many to choose from. The well-being challenge consists of the following:
When does the program start?
Registration begins September 18, 2017. You may begin recording activity on October 2, 2017.
Click here to Register.
Yes. After you register, click the Team page to get started and invite others to join. The person who starts the team is the team leader. Remember, teams consist of 4 to 10 members (yourself and at least 3 others) — as soon as a fourth person registers and accepts your invitation, your team is official.
Yes. A team is not official unless there are 4 to 10 members. Anyone who isn’t on an official team can still participate in HealthTrails as an individual, but will not be part of the team competition.
Make sure 3 to 4 others register and accept your invitation to form an official team. Other than that, all team members are responsible for recording their own activity as well as encouraging and supporting each other in the HealthTrails journey. To have your activity count toward your team’s score, you must log by November 15.
No; since it’s an online program, your teammates can be across the hall or around the world. There are some advantages to having teammates close by, but the most important thing is to recruit players who are supportive and motivated to be healthy.