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Fall into Fitness Competition Starts Oct. 3

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The third Fall into Fitness competition begins Oct. 3 and ends Oct. 30. New this year is the addition of the 1-person team division; all teams of one will compete against each other.

Here is how it works:

  1. Form a team of 1-5 faculty/staff members or 1-5 students. Faculty and staff and students can’t be on the same team. For the purpose of this competition, undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students are all considered students.
  2. Name your team.
  3. Choose a team leader.
  4. Register the team between Sept. 15 and Sept. 29. No changes can be made after registration.
  5. On Oct.3, leaders will receive an email explaining how to track team progress throughout the competition.
  6. During the 28-day competition, team members will track the number of minutes they spend exercising each week, as well as the activities in which they participate. Participants must choose from a pre-selected list of activities. No others can be added. These activities include: 

Aerobics
Archery
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling/cycling
Bowling
Boxing
Broom ball
Calisthenics
Canoeing
Cricket
Croquet
Dancing
Exercise machine (elliptical, treadmill, etc)

Football
Frisbee
Golf (without the use of a cart)
Group exercise class
Hiking
Hockey
Kayaking
Pilates
Rock climbing
Rowing
Rugby
Running
Skateboarding
Skating (ice or roller)
Skiing (cross country or downhill)

Snowshoeing
Soccer
Softball
Surfing
Swimming
Table tennis
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking
Water aerobics
Weight lifting
Wiffle ball
Yoga

Each week, team members will provide the team leader with their totals from the previous week. Team Leaders can choose to enter the team's information weekly or wait until the competition has ended to enter all of the information. The four weeks of competition are:

Oct. 3 - 9
Oct. 10 - 16
Oct. 17 - 23
Oct. 24 - 30

All team information must be entered no later than Friday, Nov. 4.

Prizes will be awarded to faculty and staff winners and student winners in two categories: Most Active (highest average number of minutes exercised per person) and Most Varied (greatest assortment of exercise per person). Prizes will also be awarded in the 1-person division and the one or more division.

Healthy UNH initiative partners with USNH and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to help employees become better educated about health and health costs while highlighting available resources.

Visit www.unh.edu/healthyunh to register.