Can anyone do the Global Challenge?
The Global Challenge is a universal event that is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 in any occupation, geographical location and fitness level, including people who use a wheelchair or have restricted mobility.
Do I have to participate in a team of seven?
Yes! Having support around you is vital to the creation of new, healthy habits (that last!) so for that reason, and for fairness, the Global Challenge only accepts teams of seven. If you don't think you can build a team of seven, remember that a team can consist of colleagues who work in different offices or even on the other side of the world. If you are really struggling, speak to a person rolling out the Global Challenge in your organisation and they can help to put you in touch with other eager Challengers.
Why is it a 100- Day Challenge?
Changing behaviours takes time. 100 days has not been randomly selected, it is the length of time that you will need to make significant biomedical and lifestyle improvements.
How much time, effort and activity is required?
The good news is that this is completely up to you. You don't need to 'make time' for the Global Challenge. Instead, the Global Challenge helps you find opportunities to increase your incidental activity before, during and after your working day. You set your own daily step goal based on your personal circumstances. Even the busiest people can have a fulfilling experience interacting with the Global Challenge with just a few minutes a week.
What happens if you’re ill/injured/on holidays for part of the challenge?
During the 100 Day Journey, you may get ill for a day or two, have to take time off work or be lucky enough to go away on holiday, but no need to worry. Just enter your steps as normal. If you don’t have access to a computer, just make a note of your steps and enter them when you return. If you’re unwell or injured, simply enter the steps you were able to take or use the ‘No Activity’ option which rewards you with your daily step average, minus 10%.
What if I don't have daily access to a computer or the internet?
The only must- have is an email address! Daily access to a computer or the internet is not required. Although you’re encouraged to enter your steps daily so your team can continue on the journey, if you miss a few days, simply make a note of these and add them next time you log in. Staying connected to the Global Challenge is made easier with the mobile website and smartphone apps.
What activity can be recorded?
Whether you enjoy jogging, dog-walking, hiking, yoga, Zumba or going shopping, with the Global Challenge, every type of activity counts. If for some reason you are unable to wear your activity tracker, don't worry, we offer a wide range of conversions so that you are fully rewarded for all of your efforts.
What if I prefer to use my own activity tracking device?
No problem. The Global Challenge platform supports a range of third party devices, such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, Misfit and Microsoft, with connectivity also offered to Apple Health Kit and Google Fit. This flexibility allows you to use your preferred activity in a program that provides you with the motivation, support and entertainment that devices alone cannot offer.
Who will see my personal information?