I work for the County , and the county has just rejoined the Active for life program. It is set up to encourage people to become more active, and to recognize when they make better life style choices. In 2007, I did it and made 122% of my goal.
The idea is the you set up a goal X amount of activity 5 days a week. Two years ago I had a goal of 30 minutes. Which was easy for me to reach. Even when I was sick, I had plenty of time to make up for missed minutes. Plus I earned a bunch of bonus points for eating fruits and veggies, and drinking water. This year I am aiming for 60 minutes 5 days a week — but my real goal is to hit 122% of my goal again.
This is a 10 week program, which is just long enough. I don’t get tired of counting points, and I did establish some habits that stuck around for awhile. The library also ‘competes’ as a team. I feel just the tinest bit of pressure to not let my team down. Just enough to push me off the couch.
I work regularly at two of the smaller branches of the the library . Three at one branch will be involved, and maybe one other at the second.
Let us hope for a successful group.