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November Fitness Challenge By the Advanced Exercise Physiology Class David RogersTraci StoneNick Drey Erica DavisAndrea KjarBrenda Dozler What is the November Fitness Challenge?

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November Fitness Challenge

By the Advanced Exercise Physiology Class

David RogersTraci StoneNick Drey

Erica DavisAndrea KjarBrenda Dozler


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What is the November Fitness Challenge?

  • The Advanced Exercise Physiology class would like to see all faculty and staff members in the School of Natural and Social Sciences increase their levels of physical activity


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November Fitness Challenge Overview

  • Each participant will keep a daily log of physical activity

  • Weekly totals will be collected and posted

  • Prizes will be awarded at the end for several categories

  • Participants will develop new habits or strengthen current physical activity habits


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When is the November Fitness Challenge?

  • November 1st through November 30th


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Who can participate in the November Fitness Challenge?

  • Any Natural or Social Science faculty or staff member

  • This includes

    • full time faculty

    • part time faculty

    • adjunct faculty

    • professional staff

    • support staff

    • graduate assistants


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How do I log my activity?

  • Daily log sheets will be e-mailed to all school employees

  • You may record your activity using the computer or print a hardcopy and record manually

  • Each Friday you will e-mail / campus mail your log sheets to erdavis1@wsc.edu


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DATE

ACTIVITIES

TIME

POINTS

Fitness Log Sheet

NAME ____________________DEPARTMENT ____________________


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What counts as physical activity?

  • All school employees will be e-mailed a complete listing of acceptable activities along with each activity’s point value

  • If you have an activity that is not on the list, Tammy Evetovich will be responsible for determining what the point value will be, if any.


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Why should I participate?

  • decrease stress

  • increase energy levels

  • decrease blood pressure

  • decrease cholesterol levels

  • strengthen the immune system

  • increase concentration levels


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Why should I participate? (cont.)

  • increase metabolism rate

  • increase bone density

  • increase strength

  • decrease risk of injury from falls

  • lose weight

  • look better

  • feel better


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Why should I participate? (cont.)

  • clothes fit better

  • time for yourself

  • time to socialize

  • get away from the daily grind

  • try new things

  • meet new people

  • start a new hobby


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Prize Categories

  • Team with highest total number of points

  • Team with highest percentage of participants

    • total participants / total eligible participants

  • Overall individual with most points


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Prize Categories (cont.)

  • Full-time person with most points

  • Part-time person with most points

  • Adjunct person with most points

  • Staff person with most points

  • Graduate Assistant with most points

  • Most points for a previously sedentary person


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Suggestions to get started

  • Check with your physician if you have any questions before starting an exercise program

  • Health history

  • Par Q (on-line)

  • Suggested progression program online if you are previously sedentary


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Where can I get started?

  • WSC Rec Center

    • Indoor track

    • Free weights

    • Nautilus weights

    • Steppers, elliptical runners, bikes

    • Swimming Pool

    • Racquet ball courts

    • Basketball / volleyball / pickle ball / badminton courts

    • Evening aerobics classes (water, step, yoga)


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Where can I get started?

  • Personal Trainers

    • Practicum II students (Kelly Heithold – 375-7304)

  • Senior Wellness Program

    • 55 years and older

  • Noon Hour Aerobics

    • Practicum II

    • 12:00-12:50 Mondays and Wednesdays


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Do you have any questions?


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