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Moving for Healthy Hearts Challenge

What You Need to Know: 

The American Heart Association University Moving for Healthy Hearts Challenge is an annual 10-week physical activity competition between University of Kentucky and University of Louisville to see who can record the highest average number of steps per participant. Best of all, there are many ways to win! Any form of physical activity counts, from walking and biking to yoga you name it! The AHA's online activity tracker automatically translates reported activity for comparison purposes. 

All employees, retirees, spouses and sponsored dependents are encouraged to participate!

​​Scoreboard (number of average steps, per participant)

 
       

 

           

 


 

2013              435,920                           448,459
(Final)

2014               99,450                            116,820
(Week 3)

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How can I help UK win our trophy back?

 

1. REGISTER/LOGIN TO TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

2. GET MOVING! GOAL = 150 MIN/WEEK

Any activity counts - from walking to your car to playing golf. The AHA's Activity Tracker will convert your minutes to steps for you. Different activities done at different intensity levels equate to different numbers of steps:

Activity Intensity Minutes Steps
cleaning your house moderate 30 3,181
basketball vigorous 30 7,272
yoga light 30 2,727
walking light 30 1,818
walking vigorous 30 5,454

3. LOGIN EVERY WEEK 9/12-11/21 TO UPDATE YOUR ACTIVITY

 

4. SPREAD THE WORD  

 

5. LOG 425,000 STEPS TO WIN A T-SHIRT

You will win a commemorative UK vs. U of L challenge t-shirt from us at UK Health & Wellness if you log 425,000 steps by the end of the challenge. In order to be eligible to win, be sure to check the box to allow us to see your name, department, email address and steps. 


Trophy Presentation

Representatives from the American Heart Association and the UK and UofL Health & Wellness Programs will participate in a trophy presentation at the UK vs UofL football game in Louisville on Saturday, November 29, 2014.