Stepping Forward for Better Health
Walk The Walk teams accumulate over 260 million steps
Usually when we think about exercise and physical activity, we think leisure-only, rigorous workouts that require a lot of sweat and motivation. However, we have good news: This simply is not the case.
Walking, particularly higher levels of daily walking (i.e. 10,000 steps), has been shown to improve health, such as reducing risk for heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Here at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Center of Emphasis in Cancer, Jennifer Salinas, Ph.D., and her research team host three employer-based walking challenges a year with one simple goal: To increase community members’ daily step counts.
In April, the Walk The Walk Team Challenge (WTW) commenced to see which teams of 10 could attain the highest overall step counts and/or the highest improvement by percentage. This year the WTW teams accumulated over 260 million steps during the month-long challenge, and our TTUHSC El Paso teams collectively totaled 60,135,264 steps, with three teams reaching 4 million steps. See the table below for TTUHSC El Paso employee team rankings.
If anyone is interested in participating in any of our upcoming challenges, please check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bordercoalitionforfitness/. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 915-215-5326.
|TTUHSC El Paso Team Name||Overall Steps|
|Rage Against the Steps||4868624|
|Bad Mamma Jamma||4096134|
|Too Ligit 2 Quit||3093160|
|Los Super Caminantes||2530471|
|Happy Feet (TTUHSC)||2462345|
|Boom Shaka Laka||2109472|
|Men of Leisure||1885375|
|You Can’t Diabeetus||1699482|
|The Raj Mahal||1546341|
|Co 11 red raiders||451192|