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The AHA 2017 Spring into Wellness Challenge is a 6-week event running from Monday, February 27 through Friday, April 14. This is a team challenge, so the goal is to accumulate as many points as YOU can within the 47 day timeframe. One team has one less person than other teams, so points will still be allocated to each participant, but the team scores will be calculated by working out the average score per participant. There will be opportunities throughout the challenge to earn bonus points, so be on the lookout for more information surrounding these. Members of the winning team will receive a prize at the end of the challenge.


You can log your daily points one of two ways:

  • Challenge Runner website:  "http://www.challengerunner.com/" target="_blank" target="_blank" >www.challengerunner.com
  • Challenge Runner app on your phone (simply download on your mobile phone)

How to Earn Points:

  1. Exercise Minutes: 20 Minutes of Daily Exercise = 1 Point
  • Earn 1 point for 20-29 total minutes of exercise
  • Earn 1.5 points for 40-59 total minutes of exercise
  • Earn 2 points for 60 or more total minutes of exercise.
  • ONLY count activities specifically done for the purpose of exercise. Examples: Walking, running, biking, elliptical, swimming laps, strength training, Zumba, etc.
  • The 20 minutes of exercise can be accumulated throughout the day. For example: 10 min. of running in the morning and 10 min. of biking after work = 20 min. of exercise.
  1. Pedometer Steps: Take 10,000 Daily Steps = 1 Point
  • Earn .5 points for taking 5,000-9,999 daily steps and
  • Earn 1 point for taking 10,000 or more daily steps.
  • You must wear an accurate pedometer/fitness tracker to track your daily steps.
  • Steps done when walking for exercise can count toward the 10,000 step total.
  • Steps do NOT carry over (6,000 steps on Monday and 4,000 steps on Tuesday does not equal 10,000 daily steps).
  1. H2O Intake: 64 oz. Daily = 1 Point
  • Track your daily water intake and earn 1 point for every day you drink 64+ oz. H2O
  1. No Sweets, Chips, CheezIts, PB Pretzels, Popcorn, and/or Pirate Booty = 1 Pt.
  • Earn 1 point for each day you are able to avoid all sweets/desserts (cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream, brownies, etc.) and chips, etc.
  • Yes, that one M&M or the one Lifesaver Mint counts as a sweet and that one chip counts as a chip!
  1. No Fast Food or Fried Food = 1 Point
  • Earn 1 point for each day you are able to avoid all fast food and fried food
  1. Electronic-Free Meal: GO DARK for at Least 1 Meal Each Day = 1 Point
  • Shut ALL electronics (TV, computer, tablet, phone, etc.) off and enjoy a distraction free meal with your family, friends, or coworkers. 
  1. Get at least 7 hours of sleep = 1 Point
  • Earn 1 point for each night of the challenge on which you get at least 7 hours of sleep
  1. Weight Loss: 1 point per each 1% of Weight Lost
  • Honor system! Weigh yourself on Day One (Monday, February 27) and then weekly 
  • Be sure to record your weight on the Challenge Runner app or on "http://www.challengerunner.com" target="_blank" target="_blank" >www.challengerunner.com
  • % weight loss is automatically determined