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Walking Challenge Coordinator Corner

It's WEEK 7 of the Walking Challenge! The Challenge has been focusing on providing the opportunity for physical activity, but to fuel movement, proper nutrition plays a key role. Take a moment to reflect on why you eat, on what you eat, on how you feel, and consider where you could make healthier changes.

Using a pedometer or some sort of step tracker? Remember: 2,000 steps is roughly 1 mile!

Taking a dance class or doing some circuit training? Remember: 20 minutes of moderate-vigorous activity = 1 mile!

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Come join us at the Closing Celebration! Save the date for Friday, June 12th from 12pm - 2pm at Sports Basement Bryant St. RSVP HERE.

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The Walking Challenge has begun!

But if you haven't signed up yet, don't worry, you can create, manage or join a team at any time!

Welcome! Shape Up San Francisco and the Health Service System are partnering to bring you this year’s 8-week Shape Up San Francisco Walking Challenge currently underway!

We challenge you, your family, neighbors, and colleagues to get moving for 8 weeks and see if you can make physical activity part of your routine. The Shape Up SF Walking Challenge encourages you to be:

  • Active at Any Age: This program is for everyone regardless of age, current physical activity level, and health status. Choose the type of physical activity that is right for you and get moving.
  • Active Your Way: Walking is easy, fun, and free, but you can use any kind of physical activity you prefer for this challenge. If your movement can't be calculated as miles, just use the formula that 20 minutes of moderate activity (i.e. gardening, biking, swimming, basketball, or dancing) is equivalent to a mile.
  • Active During the Day: Do you sit most of the day? Getting up and moving restores energy, helps concentration, and provides the many health benefits associated with being physically active. Remember, physical activity for bouts of 10 or more minutes have positive health benefits.
  • Get a team together and record your physical activity over the course of 8 weeks. Your team’s goal is to log at least 1,016 miles, the equivalent of the California coastline. After you complete the 1,016 miles along the coast of California, your team can choose whether or not to continue with a new challenge across the country and if you are brave enough, around the world!

    To participate, simply start or join a team, log your miles, and track your weekly goal as you improve your health. Make sure to check back to our website regularly for updates on NEWS AND EVENTS and be sure to utilize all the great, local RESOURCES AND TOOLS available. If you have any questions, please feel free to CONTACT US for more details.

    Check out the Closing Celebration Highlights for last year's 2014 challenge.



    Check out our FAQ page HERE.

    For all other questions:
    Community participants can contact Amanda Vergel de Dios at staff@shapeupsfcoalition.org or call (415) 581-2458.
    City and County Employees and Retirees can contact HSS at wellness@sfgov.org or call (415)554-0643.