Es­tab­lish­ing healthy habits

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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.

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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.

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