Step It Up! is a fun, six-week program designed to help you increase the number of steps you take each day. The goal of Step It Up! is to work toward 10,000 steps — or approximately five miles — most days of the week. Sign up to participate in this six-week walking program, beginning September 4, 2012. Step It Up! is designed to give you the tools, skills and incentives to increase your physical activity level and improve your overall health. Throughout the six weeks, you will:

  • Learn how to use a pedometer
  • Understand why aiming for 10,000 steps is important
  • Track your steps and progress
  • Learn how to properly stretch before exercise
  • Discover proper walking technique
  • Gather tips to keep you motivated
  • Squeeze in extra steps whenever possible

Register online at beginning August 20.

Poster – customize this with your agency name, download and print, posting in public areas of your agency.

Step It UP! Flyer  doc format of Step It UP! Flyer


Promotional Materials – handouts for distribution each week leading up to the beginning of the program.

Physical Activity Quiz  doc format of Physical Activity Quiz
- Week of July 23

Physical Activity Benefits  doc format of Physical Activity Benefits
- Week of July 30

Calorie Burners  doc format of Calorie Burners
- Week of August 6

Find Time to Exercise  doc format of Find Time to Exercise
- Week of August 13

Fit Activity Into Your Day  doc format of Fit Activity Into Your Day
- Week of August 20

Walk Toward Health  doc format of Walk Toward Health
- Week of August 27


Guidelines – instructions on how and when to distribute the promotional materials.

Step It Up! Promotional Wellness Champion Guidelines doc format of SIU Promotion Wellness Champion Guidelines


Weekly Tips – distribute these each week of the campaign



This information provided by the Group Insurance Commission .