USQ staff walk 100 days in virtual trek
University of Southern Queensland (USQ) staff have completed a 100-day challenge to be more active by virtually trekking around the world.
119 University employees signed up to take part in the Global Corporate Challenge, an international campaign to encourage office workers to get away from their desks and be active.
After the 100-day event, together USQ staff members have taken 131,115,192 steps or walked 83,914 km.
The massive feat was celebrated at a USQ Student Guild hosted ceremony at the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre today (October 29).
USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas said it was an impressive achievement.
“It’s great to attend this event and recognise the achievements and commitment of USQ staff,” she said.
“In particular, I congratulate USQ Fraser Coast’s FitBits team for its unrivalled results, taking out the Most Active Team award of all the University participants.”
Professor Thomas said the University was committed to the health and wellbeing of its employees.
“In partnership with the Student Guild, we are pleased to offer all our employees the opportunity to participate in the USQ Fit and Well Corporate Health Program.
“The program adopts a holistic approach looking at areas of physical activity, education, stress management and other health areas.”
The USQ Global Corporate Challenge effort was coordinated by the Student Guild as part of the Fit and Well program.
Student Guild General Manager Glenn Roberts said the challenge was a valuable tool for the workplace.
“It has helped create small communities of people across different sections of the University,” he said.
“Personal and team goals were achieved and everyone who took part should be very proud of themselves.”