Whether working at the office or from home, it’s important to keep moving and to get exercise throughout the day for both physical and mental health. To promote this fact at SL Controls, we’ve launched a Virtual Mountain Activity Challenge to the summit of Mount Everest.
It’s an activity challenge lasting four weeks with each employee encouraged to hit at least 10,000 steps a day. This could be walking, but other forms of exercise like jogging, cycling, or swimming can be converted to steps.
Five teams are competing in the challenge. Each team will attempt to walk enough combined steps to reach the virtual Everest summit. The winner will be the team that has the most steps at the end of the four-week period.
Norma Mulligan, HR Generalist at SL Controls, said: “Many of us have had the experience over the past number of months working from home and getting to five o’clock in the evening on some days and realising you haven’t moved very much over the course of the day. The commute to work, walking around the office, walking at lunchtime, etc, all add up and can contribute to living a healthier lifestyle.
“At SL Controls, we wanted to encourage our team to keep moving throughout the day with our Virtual Mountain Activity Challenge. The competitive aspect of the five teams all vying to be the winner adds an element of fun too.”