This year, we got kids to become more physically active through yet another successful Step It Up pedometer program. We worked with two schools and one community-based organization, and provided students and teachers with 200 pedometers this year.
Throughout Step It Up, we have spoken to a student, teachers, and a social worker about their experiences, and found that pedometers more than increased physical activity among participants. Step It Up helped students become more competitive, learn about goal-setting, and encouraged students to collaborate with each other to work as a team.
We would also like to give a huge thanks to the everyone who participated and supportedStep It Up. Thanks to you, we are one step closer to getting more kids moving and forming healthy habits.
We spoke to some of the teachers and students from the program and here is what they had to say about Step It Up: