Registration begins for spring HealthTrails Challenge

Already bored with the Fitbit you got over the holidays? Put it to use by joining the University System of Georgia’s Well-being program this spring, for a 6 week HealthTrails Challenge against all USG institutions.

All Augusta University benefit eligible employees are able to compete in the challenge that offers a fun way to log steps, water consumption and kindness. The winning institution will be treated to lunch and presented with the USG Well-being traveling trophy.

What could be more fun than tracking health improvement on interactive trails from all over the world? Whether it’s Cambrian Way in Wales, Pacific Northwest Trail in Montana/ Idaho/Washington, Snowman Trek in Bhutan or any of the other fascinating international trails, you’ll be inspired to keep moving toward better health. And you’ll be rewarded with exciting images and descriptions of each area’s people, places and history.

To make it even more fun, you can use Fitbit or Jawbone to track your daily steps. Sync it with your HealthTrails account or the app and it automatically loads to your tracker.

A Fitbit subsidy ($44) is available for the first 5,000 USG employees who do not currently own a tracking device and haven’t previously received a USG Fitbit subsidy. The Fitbit subsidy eligible employees will receive an email on the Monday following their registration.

Online registration begins March 1 — mark your calendar!

Challenge begins March 20th.

Learn more here.

Don’t miss your chance to have fun and learn – while improving mood, stress and energy level.

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