How many of you set New Year’s Resolutions on losing weight, working out more, eating healthy, etc.? Well, SWATeam is here to help you! Last year we wrote this post about how resolutions don’t usually work (https://uwecswat.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/resounding-resolutions/) and while we stick by this, we are launching a new challenge to help you create lasting lifestyle changes. We have teamed up with University Recreation and other campus organizations and offices to create Step It Up—a 6-week program that highlights a new exercise and nutritional goal each week. We will also be highlighting resources and recipes to help with the challenge.
Along the way we will motivate you with our app that lets you track your progress, events around campus that relate to current challenges, and prizes! This challenge has been almost a year in the making and we are very excited for everyone to try it. We launch on Sunday, March 1st and go three weeks, then a week off for spring break before continuing and wrapping up the last three weeks. Remember, the best way to make life changes is to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely in your goals. There is no penalty for not completing the challenges, we just wish everyone to try their best and try new things when it comes to taking care of your health. Our goal is that participants learn new ways to keep health at the forefront and create good habits that last a lifetime. If you’re looking to make some lifestyle changes or simply want a challenge then I encourage you to join! So, are you ready to Step It Up?