This year the Library will be working together to collect the Library's Landmark Acquisitions through our wellness activities. We will be counting our steps (and step-equivalents) to collect the *14 million volumes* in our Library. Use the Activity Conversion chart (linked under Helpful Resources) to convert wellness activities other than walking into steps. Any wellness activity not listed can be converted by counting 60 steps per minute of activity. For example, 15 minutes of mindfulness equals 900 steps. If we meet our final goal, all participants who have turned in their weekly counts on time for all four weeks will receive a fabulous, wellness-enhancing prize.
If you have a tracking device such as a Fitbit, Apple watch or an app on your phone, please use that to track your steps. If you do not have an activity tracker, the Library can provide participants with pedometers, but supplies are limited. Participants who have registered for the walking challenge and need a pedometer should email Walk@library.illinois.edu beginning, Tuesday, March 28.
On Monday morning each week, input your weekly step/step equivalent count. Please try to stay with these deadlines so that we can send out results in a timely manner. Please enter your total step count for each week in this form.
Once we receive all of the numbers for the week, we will send out a list of all of the individual and team averages. Try to increase your average each week!
AT THE END...
For Teams and Individuals:
At the end of the four weeks, we'll calculate the total average steps of each team over the course of the 4 weeks. Certificates will be awarded to the top team. The top individual not on a winning team will also receive a certificate.
Teams and individuals who did not place in the top will be reviewed for the highest change in steps over the 4 weeks. The team and individual that improve the most will also receive certificates. The team and the individual with the highest average, of course, will have bragging rights for the next year!
Everyone who turns in their steps on time for all four weeks will be eligible for a prize (courtesy of Interim Dean Chris Prom) if we meet our Library goal of collecting 14 million volumes. We will have a time set aside in May to hand out our prize. If we all get active, we can meet our challenge!