Healthy Fleet Challenge: Week Three progress report

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The Healthy Fleet Challenge is coming to a close in nine short days and competitors are making every last step count to reach the goal of 25,000 miles in the month of July.

After 22 days of the competition, 29 teams comprising more than 200 people have walked more than 21,700 miles which is more than 43 million steps and totals more than 2 million calories burned.

With the end of the competition coming quickly, teams are stepping up their game to earn the top spot on the online leaderboard that has been fluctuating all week.

In first place for the third week in a row is Coastal Pacific Xpress. Its 14-member team has walked 2,220 miles through the duration of the competition, burning more than 200,000 calories all together. The company has averaged 12,425 steps in the last seven days and in total has walked more than 4.4 million steps.

In second is Prime Inc. Its 10-member team has averaged 12,195 steps in the last week. The team has logged a total of 1416 miles so far and has burned more than 130,000 calories. Together, Prime Inc. has walked more than 2.8 million steps.

Moving from fourth last week to third this week is Meyers Transport. Its 16-member team has walked 1700 miles so far in the competition, which totals 3.3 million steps. The team has averaged 9,564 steps in the last seven days and in total has burned more than 155,000 calories.

Making their first appearance on the top five is Bison Transport. Its 21-member team has an average of 8,998 steps in the last week. Together the team has walked more than 2,200 miles, totaling more than 4.4 million steps. The team has burned more than 205,000 calories.

Rounding out the top five is TST Truckload Express with a smaller team of seven. The company has averaged 8,608 steps for the last seven days and together has burned more than 67,000 calories. TST has contributed more than 700 miles and walked 1.4 million steps in July.


Healthy Tip:

Melodie Champion

If you’re finding it hard to set aside 30 minutes of your day to exercise, fitness trainer Melodie Champion says there is an easy solution – break up your workouts.

Breaking up your workouts into smaller, more manageable sessions will ensure you hit your goal of 30 minutes of exercise a day. Melodie says that it is a common misconception that you have to spend countless hours in the gym or do 30 minutes of continuous exercise – three 10 minute sessions are just fine to reach your goal.

She suggests going for a brisk 10 minute walk in the morning, a 10-minute resistance band workout at lunch and 10 minutes of jump rope or cardio in the evening.

To keep tabs on the leaderboard or for more information, visit the Healthy Fleet Web site. 

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Sonia Straface is the associate editor of Truck News and Truck West magazines. She graduated from Ryerson University's journalism program in 2013 and enjoys writing about health and wellness and HR issues surrounding the transportation industry. Follow her on Twitter: @SoniaStraface.

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