Global Challenge - Virgin Pulse

The 2017 Global Challenge finish line...

There are strong links between your health and wellbeing and your physical activity. If you are more active you will also be healthier and happier.

The Global Challenge is a team based walking challenge to help improve the health and wellbeing of workers through regular physical activity. What better way to get to know your colleagues than by walking and talking with them.

“Team work in our area of the University was significantly enhanced through the program. We had several teams participating and this provided us with an opportunity to support each other in a context that was sensitive to confidentiality and related to work but outside of working hours and pressures. When colleagues are having a tough time, we used the Global Challenge as an excuse to take a walk together on our lunch break and benefit from social support and mindful thinking. We even had a few team exercise sessions after work. The University’s offering of this program to staff shows real commitment to workplace health and great leadership in supporting a positive and productive working environment.”

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University Global Challenge statistics, how we finished up in 2017
609 participants from across the University formed 87 teams
Daily Step Average: 12,384 steps
Walk steps: 625,723,326
Bike steps: 9,580,730
Swim steps: 8,207,754
Total distance covered: 427,881km (this equates to walking around the world 10.68 times)

In total, we have burnt off the following:

  • 56,159 large burgers
  • 166,152 glasses of red wine
  • 107,482 slices of cake