HealthTrails Challenge kicks off Monday; Keel to lead Summerville walk

Looking for an excuse to take control of your health and fitness? Register for the 8-week HealthTrails Challenge, where you can log your steps, sleep and produce consumption while learning about new places.

The catch? Because it’s a University System of Georgia program, the official HealthTrails Challenge is only open to full-time Augusta University benefits-eligible employees. However, because we want everyone to experience the healthy effects of the challenge, we’ve made arrangements for those ineligible for the official challenge to record their progress on the Walk Georgia site. They won’t be able to help Augusta University beat the 10 other USG schools participating in the program, and they won’t be able to access some of the fun extras. But they will be able to experience the camaraderie that comes with working together toward a goal of better health.

If you’re a university employee who receives benefits, register at the HealthTrails Challenge site.

If you’re anybody else – an employee of the health system, a student or an ineligible university employee – register here.

Whatever your role in our institution, everyone is encouraged to participate.

The challenge kicks off at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, when President Brooks Keel will lead a walk around the History Walk at Summerville. Everyone is invited to attend.

After that, just log your progress until the 8-week challenge ends on Nov. 18.

Registration is open and ongoing until Oct. 17.

So go ahead – register and poke around the appropriate site and get ready to have some good fun with your coworkers.

Ultimately, the goal is a healthier Jaguar Nation.

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