Establishing healthy habits
You might see a group of ‘‘Chicks, Hens and Tough Old Birds’’ or ‘‘Squid Racing’’ this month as two Goulburn-Murray Water teams tackle the Get Moooving Pedometer Challenge.
Chicks, Hens and Tough Old Birds, a team of customer operations staff, and Squid Racing, a team of corporate services staff, hit the pavement yesterday for the start of the competition.
G-MW customer support officer and member of Chicks, Hens and Tough Old Birds, Madden Willis said both teams were looking forward to the challenge.
‘‘It’s a great community initiative and we thought it was a great challenge to be part of,’’ Ms Willis said.
Fellow customer support officer and team member Wendy Pringle said the challenge was a great way to get desk workers up and about during the day and healthy habits.
‘‘I’m excited about increasing our fitness and losing weight and it’s just going to be a lot of fun as well,’’ Ms Pringle said.
Run through Greater Shepparton City Council’s Activities in the Park program, council’s director of community Kaye Thomson said after registration each participant received a pedometer to record the amount of steps taken each day.
‘‘Organisations and groups can enter as many teams as they like, with four to six people in each,’’ Ms Thomson said.
‘‘A person from every team is then assigned as the leader who co-ordinates the team activities and enters the weekly results.’’
The challenge will run until Sunday, April 30.
establish www.getmoovingshepparton.com. au/challenge
Motivated: : Two Goulburn-Murray Water teams will tackle the Get Moooving Pedometer Challenge this month. Pictured are members Mark Jenkins, Hannah Brian, Madden Willis, Kristen Sugars, Teigen Hall, Nick Pearce, Wendy Pringle and Brad Arnold.