Archive for the “Movement Challenge” Category

Creating a Wellness Challenge

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

One perennially popular workplace wellness activity is a fitness, movement, or weight loss challenge. This type of activity has several things going for it: it’s time-bound, it’s exciting, it’s a way to engage people not typically involved, it’s highly visible, and it requires participants to do something healthy. One thing we at Project ACT really like […]

Join a New Fitness Group

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

Once in a while, we need to shake up our routine to rediscover the joy in physical activity. It can also be a great help to have the social support of other people. So check out some of these ideas in Santa Barbara County, and maybe try something new! Swimming Santa Maria Recreation Aquatics Santa […]

Movement Tips: Week 10

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

For the last of our 10 weeks of tips we take the fun level up a notch, with music, games, and one creative challenge! Don’t Skip the Beats – Research has shown that people exercise harder and longer when they listen to music, So cue up your favorite tunes for your exercise time. Put together a […]

Movement Ideas: Week 9

Posted on March 20th, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

This week, simple things you can do to add steps to your routine. Map Your Path – It’s fun to discover walking, running, and hiking routes through your community. It’s a great way to explore and get exercise. Often there is a good trail book at the local library. You can also take advantage of digital tools […]

Social Fitness and Food Tracking

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

Want to engage in challenges with friends or co-workers? Here are some social fitness apps and tools. Social Tracking Fitocracy: Created out of the developers’ love of video games, Fitocracy is all about game-ifying your workout. Track your physical activities (anything from weightlifting to jogging to power gardening) and view your progress with Fitocracy’s performance graphs. […]