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Million Mile Month 2018: Registration is open

Are you ready for a million miles?

Now is your chance. Registration is now open for HealthCode’s 2018 Million Mile Month.

Million Mile Month is an April wellness challenge in which participants track their physical activity – from walking to running to swimming to yoga – with a goal of accomplishing a collective 1 million miles as a global community. Companies and participants can register here.

“When we started Million Mile Month five years ago, the goal was to engage individuals to take control of their health with a fun challenge to achieve 1 million miles of physical activity as one global community. We wanted everybody to get moving,’’ said Steve Amos, executive director of HealthCode. “The program has grown since then as companies of all sizes and individuals from around the world stepped up to take the challenge.”

HealthCode’s mission is to empower people to live healthier, happier lives by engaging people year-round through community-focused, goal-based challenges and programs.

“Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health,’’ Amos said. ”Not only can physical activity help control weight, it can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and some cancers. And it makes you feel good.’’

The program is simple. Participants complete activity and log the miles or minutes on the HealthCode activity tracker. Throughout the month the program leaderboard is updated with miles contributed by people all around the world.

For more information about Million Mile Month or to register, visit https://events.healthcode.org/mmm2018

How do you get your steps in? Send us your stories. Like us on Facebook and Instagram at @HealthCodeIAM. Or follow us on Twitter @HealthCodeIAM and use the hashtag #MMM2018.

Dun & Bradstreet team members from across the globe make their move in Million Mile Month

With the goal of achieving sustained high performance, more than 1,000 Dun & Bradstreet employees from across the world took collective steps during April’s Million Mile Month.

“Movement is a key pillar of our approach to sustainable high performance and has been connected to boosting brain performance,” said Roslynn Williams, Chief People Officer for Dun & Bradstreet.

“Dun & Bradstreet, in deep partnership with Tignum – a world leading expert in Sustainable High Performance – fosters a culture of Sustainable High Performance with a focus on four key pillars: Mindset, Movement, Nutrition and Recovery. We enable team members to achieve high performance in both their work and personal life, supporting them to be their best selves,” Williams said.

Million Mile Month provides an avenue for employees to stay moving and spark their high-performance mindset. Million Mile Month is a signature program of HealthCode, which is dedicated to empowering people to live healthier lives, free from preventable diseases.

In the  Million Mile Month that ended April 30, participants across the world completed about 1.35 million miles of physical activity collectively as a global community. Participants logged miles through the activity of their choice – from walking to swimming to yoga – on the HealthCode activity platform on the Million Mile Month website

In 2016, Dun & Bradstreet became the first company to participate globally in Million Mile Month with employees from 52 company locations worldwide participating. In 2017, more than 1,000 employees from across Dun & Bradstreet offices across the globe participated in Million Mile Month, completing more than 94,000 miles .

Kevin McGeehan, delivery consultant at Dun & Bradstreet, said: “The Million Mile Month has been great fun.  It has provided me with the extra motivation to push myself beyond my normal routines and has improved my overall work performance.”

Sandra Anne Roth, ER&C and contract SLRM lead support at Dun & Bradstreet, said: “Million Mile Month helped me feel more accountable, improve my focus, and provide me with the drive to achieve my personal and professional goals.  On April 1,2016, I started the journey to become my best self by ensuring I completed at least the minimum of 10,000 steps a day.  That first month of my journey I exceeded the 100-mile goal and achieved 154.71 miles simply by walking.  A year into my journey, I achieved 305.51 miles within the walk/run category.  I have completed my last two 5Ks running most of the races and my work performance significantly improved as well.  I am grateful to work for a company that invests in its people and for the opportunity to be part of the MMM program.  I am looking forward to what next year will bring as I continue my strive to improve and encourage others on the sustainable high performance journey,’’ Roth said.

Williams said the company is looking at participating in future HealthCode challenges, including Marathon in a Month in October.

NEWS RELEASE: Stand Up and Get Moving – Austin, Travis County Leaders Kick Off Million Mile Month

Stand Up and Get Moving – Austin, Travis County Leaders Kick Off Million Mile Month

Global Community Encouraged to Achieve 1 Million Miles in April

 

AUSTIN, Texas (March 31, 2017) – Austin and Travis County officials and business leaders are encouraging the community to embrace healthy living by stepping out in April as part of the global Million Mile Month.

Million Mile Month, developed by the non-profit organization HealthCode, is a wellness challenge in which participants track their physical activity – from walking to running to swimming to yoga – with a goal of accomplishing a collective 1 million miles as a global community in the month of April.

The Austin City Council on March 23 approved a proclamation from Mayor Steve Adler encouraging the community to participate in Million Mile Month with a city goal of 30,000 collective miles in April.

“They say sitting is the new smoking, which is bad news for me when our council meetings last past midnight. Most jobs in America – four in five, in fact – are sedentary. Million Mile Month is a great way to raise awareness of a lifestyle focused on good physical and mental health. It’s time to take a stand – literally – and get moving,’’ Mayor Adler said.

Adler joined Travis County and state business leaders for a kickoff of the 2017 Million Mile Month challenge at Austin City Hall.

HealthCode launched the Million Mile Month in 2014 to help encourage individuals to take an active role in their health.

Whether it is an employer fostering a culture of wellness or an individual wanting to stay healthy and motivated, the goal of April’s Million Mile Month is to engage individuals in the challenge of achieving 1 million collective miles of physical activity.

Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle is challenging other businesses to participate in the event.  “At Silicon Labs, one of our top priorities is our employees’ health and well-being. Healthy employees are happy employees. We’ve participated in Million Mile Month since its inception, and this year we have a goal of 20,000 miles.’’

Travis County employees also are participating and Judge Sarah Eckhardt is challenging other Texas counties to follow suit. “Physical activity and proper nutrition are vital for a healthy life. Let’s take a huge million mile step forward toward a healthier community,’’ Eckhardt said.

Austin Independent School District is encouraging staff and families to participate in the Million Mile Month challenge. “We want Austin ISD to be the healthiest, fittest school district in the state. By participating in Million Mile Month, we can stay on track with our fitness goals,’’ said Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz.

 

Steve Amos, executive director of HealthCode, said: “We are seeing continued interest from businesses, school districts, counties and municipalities – as well as individuals – to take the Million Mile Month challenge. Millions of people die each year from preventable diseases like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer and we want people to take a stand and take a step to help ward off disease.’’

 

Since 2014, more than 34,000 participants from 50 states across the United States, 36 countries and more than 200 organizations have stepped up to the Million Mile Month challenge. Since 2014, participants have achieved 3.1 million miles of activity and burning 219 million calories.

In addition to helping employees meet health goals, Million Mile Month is an easy program for organizations to administer. Participants complete “miles” through the activity of their choice – from walking to swimming to yoga – and log them on the Million Mile Month website.

During the campaign, the program leaderboard is updated with miles contributed by people all around the world.  For more information visit http://millionmilemonth.org/.

 

About HealthCode and Million Mile Month

Million Mile Month – developed by the non-profit organization HealthCode – is a global wellness challenge in which participants track their physical activity – from walking to running to swimming to yoga – with a goal of accomplishing a collective 1 million miles. HealthCode is dedicated to empowering people to live healthier, happier lives through education and raising awareness on the benefits of physical activity, nutrition, the environment and community connections. For more information visit https://healthcode.org/.

Million Mile Month 2017: Registration is open!

 

It’s time to get ready to get moving. Million Mile Month 2017 starts on April 1.

Registration is open for this year’s Million Mile Month. We encourage everyone of all ages and from all countries to join in this fun challenge.

Whether it is an employer fostering a culture of wellness within an organization or an individual wanting to stay healthy and motivated, the goal of HealthCode’s April Million Mile Month is to engage individuals in their health, through a fun challenge to achieve 1 million miles of physical activity as one global community.

HealthCode’s mission is to empower people to live healthier, happier lives by engaging people year-round through community-focused, goal-based challenges and programs.  Check out a few of the hundreds of participant comments.

“Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health,’’ according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Not only can physical activity help control weight, it can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type2 diabetes, and some cancers while strengthen bones and muscles. It also can improve your mood.

Million Mile Month is about moving – and is not just for seasoned athletes. It’s for everyone who wants to commit to a healthier, happier life. Participants can complete their activity of choice – from running, walking, biking, swimming, yoga to dancing – and move at their own pace and at the days/times best for their busy schedules.

We want everyone to get outside and get active with friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Companies are using the Million Mile Month to connect their employees around the globe.

The program is simple.

Million Mile Month participant Danielle and her daughter

Complete activity and log those miles or minutes on the Million Mile Month website to support you on your health journey and help your community reach 1 million miles.

Join us. If you have any questions about Million Mile Month visit https://www.millionmilemonth.org.

How do you get your steps in? Send us your stories. Follow us on Twitter @MMileMonth and use the hashtag #MMM17.

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