What is HealthTrails?
HealthTrails is a well-being program that draws on the excitement of seeing and learning about new places and people by tracing famous trails around the world. It allows participants to address and track more than just physical activity as a health behavior that contributes to overall health and well-being.
Want to learn more about ways you can get involved and opportunities there are to support your well-being at the County? Visit the Culture of Health website: http://cultureofhealth.rc-hr.com/.
How does it work?
Each time you record a HealthTrails activity you move along the trail. As you progress, you’ll see great images and vivid descriptions of that location as if you’re right there. It’s a fun, effective way to track health habits because you actually see your progress each time you record an activity.
What is the program goal?
Your goal is to travel 300+ virtual miles along 1 or more trails — you have 4 to choose from (with distances of 221-444 miles). If you record at least 10,000 steps a day/5 days a week, 5 produce servings a day/5 days a week, and 2 2-minute timeouts a day/5 days a week, you’ll reach 300 miles easily. And you can add to your mileage by taking the daily Tip Test. Aim for at least 50 miles a week to achieve the goal in 6 weeks.
Who can participate?
All County of Riverside employees are invited to participate. In addition to tracking physical activity, HealthTrails offers several other ways to earn mileage and move along each trail. Part of the County’s Culture of Health is recognizing that we are all in different places with regard to our well-being, health behaviors, and health options. This challenge rewards consistency over great athleticism or dramatic changes in a brief time period. Simple, everyday healthy habits produce the greatest benefits — and the most success in HealthTrails.
How does the team competition work?
The goal of team participation is to reinforce healthy habits that contribute to our well-being. Fun, friendly competition emphasizes the overall goals of HealthTrails while addressing multiple health habits that drive our physical well-being. Doing this as a team also helps to build our social well-being at work. After registering, read How It Works on the Team page to learn more.
When does the program start?
Registration opens Monday, March 18; you may begin recording Monday, April 1. All teams must be formed by Monday, April 8. The team competition will end Sunday, May 12, but you may update activity until the team scores freeze on Monday, May 13.