No, that’s not our score. That is how far we have come in the Virgin Pulse 100 Day Global Challenge. 49 of us signed on to the Challenge and thought it would be a good way to spend a COVID winter. We have worked through nutrition, sleep, focus, balance and of course, exercise modules.
For the most part it has made us much more aware of daily activity levels. The friendly competition motivating team members to move a little more each day and staff have become more aware of how easy it is to ignore activity levels when we are busy. This created a learning opportunity about the importance of maintaining work life balance when work is stressful. We started this (virtual) journey in May at Ayres Rock and have nearly circumnavigated the globe accruing an amazing 30, 000km and an accumulated 46, 852, 105 steps so far and unlocking 174 destinations en route.
There is a mountain of evidence demonstrating the value of daily activity to our mental acuity and focus. Most of us spend hours at a desk each day. The daily reminders from Challenge headquarters has meant that we had to start prioritizing activity into our day. For some this was easy and already part of their day, for others it has been an eye opener as to how sedentary work life can be. The best part has been teaming up with staff from other regions and other offices and getting to know each other better.
Better us = better for you!
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.