TORONTO, Ont. – March is just around the corner and that means it’s time for the second leg of the Healthy Fleet Challenge to begin.
February was a month of rest and relaxation for competitors as it served as a break after the first leg of the competition spanned the month of January. During that month, the focus shifted to other areas of wellness. Participants were educated on issues such as a healthy diet, the importance of sleep, and managing stress, things that are just as important as staying active. The focus will shift back to the activity challenge for the month of March, which is expected to be the biggest yet.
“We set a new record in the month of January,” said Glenn Caldwell, vice-president of corporate development at Healthy Trucker. “It’s our first month that we walked more than 100,000,000 steps (over 50,000 miles) as an industry.”
The challenge is a fun way to get drivers and staff of fleets across Canada and the United States up and walking. With help from an online leaderboard, the competition awards those who can get the largest average number of steps for the month. Participants simply track their steps using a Fitbit device or downloading the MOVES application that turns an Android or iPhone into a pedometer.
“Once again, we expect to beat our record that we set in January, and raise even more awareness about the importance of moving,” Caldwell continued, “We hope that March will bring some warmer days to allow teams in cold climates to get outside a little more.”
Caldwell also stressed that it is not about being the highest stepping participant on the leaderboard, but rather taking more steps than you usually do. He said, “All we want to see is that people are putting in an effort to get more exercise than they did before, and have some fun while doing it. At the end of the day, everyone is competing against themselves to beat their own goals and improve their own health.”
Glenn and his team at Healthy Trucker are excited to announce that they are currently working with the developers at Garmin to integrate their activity trackers into the challenge. The goal is to have their technology up and running by mid-March which opens the challenge up to even more participants that may already have these trackers.
Want to get your company in the challenge? Signing up is easy. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get you set up. Already joined? Throw down a challenge via social media to some of your competitors to step it up in March.
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