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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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Challenging lifestyles
CHALLENGING LIFESTYLES.. CHALLENGES

  • 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 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 Challenge

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 Challenge

  • 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 Challenge

Registration Fee

Social Club sponsorship available

Fortnightly Record Card Prizes

Company Contribution to Launch & Finale





Hhlc activities
HHLC - Activities Challenge

  • 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 Challenge

  • Intuitive, intangible or measurable?

  • Record Cards: Positives & Negatives

  • Repeat ‘Clients’

  • Increased awareness

  • Poetry!

  • Slí mo Chroí


Lifestyles
LIFESTYLES Challenge

  • 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 ……. ChallengeLIFESTYLE CHALLENGES

  • Cappuccino culture

  • Affluence: cars

  • Time poor

  • Long commutes

  • Road Safety

  • Public Amenities

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

  • Work-Life Balance Initiatives!!!


HAPPY HEART GRAND FINALE 2003 Challenge

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!**


HAPPY HEART FINALE Challenge

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



2008 Challenge

  • Where to from here?

Be Active


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