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Update 4-21-15

We’re in the 6th week the challenge, up to 1.164 hours of logged activity and Canyon Crest decided to keep the lead. Although the lead hasn’t changed since last week, Downtown has certainly stepped up their efforts. The Downtown neighborhood squeezed into second place this week forcing the Arlington neighborhood into 3rd place. Looks like we’ve got some healthy competition going on. You’re doing great!

Activity Chart 4-21-15

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Update 4-14-15

We are officially in the 5th week of the Start RIGHT Challenge and as you can see, you’ve been VERY busy. Almost 1,000 hours of activity has been logged! I’d also like to note that Canyon Crest is back in the lead. Apparently the Canyon Crest and Arlington neighborhoods are quite competitive. I think it’s time one of the other neighborhoods steps up with some serious hours and shakes things up a bit. Get your neighborhood together for a group bike ride, basketball game, tennis match or even go roller skating/ice skating :-) Get creative with your activities and invite others to join.

Activity Chart  4-14-15

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Update 4-8-15

We are in our 4th week of the challenge and have close to 850 hours of logged activities!!! Way to go :-)  As you can see in the chart below, Arlington has taken the lead for the most active neighborhood. Keep up the good work and check back soon for more updates.

Activity Chart 4-8-15

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What Are The Benefits Of Pedometers?

people walkingArticle by Rachel Nelson via

A device smaller than a cell phone that clips to your belt, a pedometer counts  your daily steps to help you determine how active you are in a day. By using a  pedometer to monitor your steps and increasing the amount of steps you take, you  can achieve the health benefits of burning more calories.

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Exercise Quotes

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We can all use some words of encouragement from time to time. Not only do they lift our spirits, but they can provide us with that little something we need to keep moving forward. Here are a few quotes  to help keep you going:


“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
Henry David Thoreau


“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols


“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
Jillian Michaels


“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease.”
Terri Guillemets


“No body is worth more than your body”
― Melody Carstairs


“Sometimes customizing is necessary because of an injury or the inability to do, for a short or long period, the kind of exercise you formerly did. When you’re used to customizing for fun, doing it under duress won’t seem like such an imposition. Either way, experiment until you find activities that make you happy as well as healthy. Choose your exercise using the same criteria you’d apply to choosing a date–that is, attractive to you and able to hold your interest for an hour.”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit