Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should give up exercising, indoors or out!
Walking and other physical activities are a great way to lose weight and lower the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Staying active also reduces stress and lets you have fun!
That’s why Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is revving up the second annual “Winter Warm Up Challenge.” This year LCPH is inviting students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of three school districts -- Keystone, Wellington Exempted Village and Midview -- to compete to see which group wins the most steps.
The team with the highest average step count receives recognition and bragging rights. The superintendents and principals of the losing teams will spend a day of shame wearing the winning team’s school colors. The individual on each team with the highest number of tracked steps will receive a gift certificate from a local business.
The Wellington-THRIVE! team were winners of the 2021 Challenge. This year's Challenge begins Saturday, January 15 and ends on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The winners will be announced by February 18.
How to Participate: Choose the Wellington Team!
Make an account on Lorain County Walks
Join the Winter Warm Up Challenge
Track your steps with a pedometer or other device:
With a Fitbit:
No Pedometer? No Problem!
The Activity Translator (see righthand column, above) will translate minutes or miles into steps. You can use the stopwatch on your cell phone to keep track of the minutes you walk!
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