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DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHALLENGES. The Wicklow Way…. CHALLENGING LIFESTYLES... From HHLC to BE ACTIVE 10 Years of challenging lifestyles and encouraging physical activity in the workplace. Background of How S-P got involved in the Physical Activity Challenge.

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Different approaches to promoting physical activity challenges

DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHALLENGES

The Wicklow Way….


Challenging lifestyles

CHALLENGING LIFESTYLES..

  • From HHLC to BE ACTIVE

  • 10 Years of challenging lifestyles and encouraging physical activity in the workplace


Background of how s p got involved in the physical activity challenge

Background of How S-P got involved in the Physical Activity Challenge

  • 1998: OHN & HHLC – someone & something new onsite, ambiguity: fear it/welcome it

  • Traditional avuncular company – an opportunity to boost morale, cope with expansions & changing culture

  • Team Building – cross functional

  • Communication using notice boards, canteen display board & emails


The happy heart lifestyle challenge

The Happy Heart Lifestyle Challenge

  • Devised by the Irish Heart Foundation & the Irish Sports Council

  • 12 – 14 weeks of exercise

  • Build on your current level of fitness / exercise

  • Go for Bronze / Silver / Gold

  • Get upgraded!

  • Record Cards to log your activity


The happy heart lifestyle challenge essential components

The Happy Heart Lifestyle Challenge – Essential Components

Resources: The Irish Heart Foundation & The Challenge Pack

The Steering Committee

Management Support

Budget – every little helps

Interested participants: employees

Doorstep amenities


The hhlc steering committee

The HHLC Steering Committee

  • The rock on which it perishes…….

  • The driving force, the momentum, the motivation

  • Management Support / Leadership – VITAL

  • Cross Functional – senses ground level interest(s)

  • Communicators & Influencers within their departments

  • Meetings: 4 weeks pre-launch; weekly, post challenge debrief

  • Profile of those who get involved in committees


Hhlc budget

HHLC BUDGET

Registration Fee

Social Club sponsorship available

Fortnightly Record Card Prizes

Company Contribution to Launch & Finale


Happy heart lifestyle challenge launch

Happy Heart Lifestyle Challenge Launch


Different approaches to promoting physical activity challenges

REGISTRATION DESK


Different approaches to promoting physical activity challenges

HHLC Launch Day Activities


Hhlc activities

HHLC - Activities

  • Fashionable ones

  • Sustainable ones

  • Domino Effect

  • Profile of those who really got involved in activities and sustained their level of fitness


Measuring success

Measuring Success

  • Intuitive, intangible or measurable?

  • Record Cards: Positives & Negatives

  • Repeat ‘Clients’

  • Increased awareness

  • Poetry!

  • Slí mo Chroí


Lifestyles

LIFESTYLES

  • Created awareness of Cardiac Risk Factors

  • Importance of Exercise in maintenance of a healthy (happy) heart

  • Positive Impacts: Hydration & Sport (Pee charts)

  • Recognition of Cardiac events amongst colleagues or relatives (realisations)


Sad heart lifestyle challenges

SAD HEART …….LIFESTYLE CHALLENGES

  • Cappuccino culture

  • Affluence: cars

  • Time poor

  • Long commutes

  • Road Safety

  • Public Amenities

  • Food: portion sizes; convenience foods, “the weekend”…..

  • Work-Life Balance Initiatives!!!


Different approaches to promoting physical activity challenges

HAPPY HEART GRAND FINALE 2003

FUN For all Happy Heart Members 2003Food, refreshments, games and lots and lots of fun surrounded by beautiful countryside

Venue: ”The Orchard Conference and Visitors Centre” Tinahely, Co.Wicklow.

Thursday July 24th*

6pm to 9:30pm

**If you are interested in attending, you must forward your name to Liz Meehan or your Committee Rep by JULY 14th PLEASE!**


Different approaches to promoting physical activity challenges

HAPPY HEART FINALE

Calling all who registered for the Challenge…Date for your diaries! Thursday 22nd July 2004Venue: The Orchard Centre Tinahely Co.Wicklow

Itinerary:

Start - 5:30pm

Fun Activities 6.00-7:30pm (see below)

Deluxe BBQ 7.30pm

Depart ‘The Orchard’ 9:30pm

Liquid Refreshments available to purchase

BUSES: Buses may be arranged if there are sufficient requests

WHAT TO WEAR

The Orchard suggests casual clothes, strong shoes or walking boots and a Jacket


Different approaches to promoting physical activity challenges

Happy Heart Lifestyle Finale


Different approaches to promoting physical activity challenges

2008

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