Step Up & Reconnect, powered by Humana 67
Step Up & Reconnect, powered by Humana

Movement is health. When you get lazy and stop moving, your body and mind become sluggish. In fact, research shows that long-term sedentary lifestyles can cause: 

  • Loss of muscle strength and endurance 
  • Weaker bones 
  • Slower metabolism 
  • Suppressed immune system 
  • Poorer blood circulation 
  • More internal inflammation 

So, when we say movement is health, we mean it — but we’re not just talking about activities that get your heart pumping. We’re referring to any kind of movement — walking, climbing, typing, opening doors, and lifting. 

Warmer weather makes it easier to get into a healthy exercise routine. And whatever way you want to move — dancing, jogging, playing pickleball — you don't have to go it alone. Increasing your step count while reconnecting with family, friends, and colleagues is good for your physical and mental health. Join us for #healthynurse Step Up and Reconnect and discover some creative ways to work with an accountability partner, set goals, and most importantly, get moving! 

During this 10 day challenge, let’s shake off the sluggishness of winter and the pandemic. We encourage you to switch up your accountability partner, the location where you exercise, and what activities you do. Get ready, because we’re about to add variety to your steps. 

Let’s get started! Sign up today! Click "Yes," under "Ready to Join?" and invite a #HealthyNurse you know or share the challenge on your social media by clicking the links on this page. Are you ready?

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Date & Time
Monday May 10th, 2021
End Date & Time
Friday May 21st, 2021

How are you doing in the challenge?


I did Forest Bathing challenge. There is a small bird island and a trail around it where I went for  walking with my family after my overnight shift. The weather was amazing that morning. We saw birds nesting, nocturnal birds sleeping, and many other animals as well. That hour of strolling in nature, listening to nature’s sound, and feeling the breeze had a very calming and rejuvenated effect on me.   

Jossette Jossette May '21

I planted a plum tree, and it now has plums on it. I also planted blueberries. yesterday I planted an avocado plant. About 3 months ago I placed an avocado seed in a cup and it grew, I then transplanted it to a pot, next the ground.

Jossette Jossette May '21


Hilda Hilda May '21

Took on the planting challenge and planted Petunias! Flowers brighten the day!

I just joined today and see that it ends tomorrow; oh well, I will make these 2 days count and join the next challenge as soon as it starts. 

ChristiM ChristiM May '21

Been trying to hit 11,000 steps a day this week. Sometimes end the day pacing in the kitchen or backyard, but I love when my Fitbit does fireworks saying I hit my goal! 😁

My favorite thing to do is walking ,especially this time of the year .I am a nature lover and I love going to metro park to walk and also enjoy what nature has to offer which has added benefits .l also learned long time ago that the body is meant to move ,so regardless of what ,moving is the best for the body so let’s keep moving .



Tani Mc Tani Mc May '21

Hit over 20,000 steps today! Today was a good day😁

I'm challenging myself to do more than 10,000 steps per day. 

Mon: 10,266. Tues: 11,879. Wed: 10,623 steps! 

Tani Mc Tani Mc May '21

Averaging 10,000 per day! 
Mon 8,000; Tues 10,000; Wed 12,000. Yeah Me! 😀

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This webpage offers exercise and fitness information and is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice. You should consult your healthcare provider before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs.
I completed this challenge!