So Fit Challenge
The month of February is the 4th Annual Suffolk University Wellness Challenge
The challenge runs from February 4th – March 1st
Registration is now open and closes January 31st, 2013! Register at http://goo.gl/MgowS
Get up-to-date information about SO FIT and related programming:
- Email: SoFit@suffolk.edu
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suffolkwellnesschallenge
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/Suffolk_SoFit
A HEALTHY competition among the Suffolk Community to work toward improved wellness!
The MissionThe concept behind this challenge is to “find your balance.” Using the traditional model of wellness, which incorporates social, intellectual, physical, spiritual, emotional and environmental wellness; look for areas in your life that could use more balance. Use the challenge to improve on these areas. Please keep in mind that this challenge is for you and you only! Even if you make small changes to improve just one area of wellness you have succeeded!
During registration, decide if you want to participate as a team or an individual. If you want to participate as a team before the challenge begins pull together a group of co-workers, roommates, friends, or other members of the Suffolk community to create a team. Teams can be comprised of all students, staff, faculty or a combination of all categories.
Choose a team captain. Please keep in mind that the team captain will be responsible for making sure everyone has logged their points in for the week. Point submission will be ONLINE.
Once you have your team, or decide you want to participate as an individual, register online by January 31st!
Once your team’s registration is submitted, start setting realistic weekly goals for yourself that will increase your overall wellness activities (examples include: walking from the T to work, taking the stairs two to three times per week instead of the elevator, hosting or attending a game night with friends, reading a book, taking the time to recycle, attending wellness events that are posted on the challenge’s calendar). During the challenge: An e-mail will be sent to you with a link for the online survey to track your points. Remember – honesty is always the best policy – we use an honor system, and cheating on the challenge is cheating yourself and your team!
Scores must be submitted by NOON on the Monday after the completed week to be counted! If you are the team captain make sure team members have submitted their scores.
Look at the Wellness Challenge calendar in Outlook and ADX to see if there are any events that you would like to attend. If you do attend Wellness challenge designated events – you accrue points for your weekly score. Use your teammates and friends as a resource to help motivate you to reach your goals. Encourage your teammates to reach their goals. Continually re-evaluate your goals to make sure you are taking the proper steps to achieve them.
Most importantly, have fun achieving your wellness goals and finding your balance.
How to Accrue PointsLook at the link to your weekly score sheet after it is e-mailed! Each score sheet is broken down into the six areas of wellness: physical, social, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, and emotional. Within each area of wellness are specific activities for which you can gain points. The score sheets are different every week of the challenge. Attending Wellness Challenge designated events can help you increase your points.
Personal Improvement GoalIn week 1 each participant is asked to set a personal improvement goal they would like to achieve by the end of the 30 days. If the participant reached their goal by week 4 they add 10 points to their overall score.
After the ChallengeCongratulate yourself!!! You did it!!! Congratulate your teammates if part of a team for their hard work. Thank them for their encouragement and support. Submit you final scores by NOON on Monday, March 4th Attend the awards luncheon to win great prizes! Use the challenge as a starting point, continuing looking for ways to “find your balance” to the best of your ability.