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Fitness Challenge Welcomes NIH’ers

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Need motivation to get moving? The Coast to Coast virtual fitness challenge begins July 21.

Put on your bell-bottoms, grab your favorite cassettes and pack the Polaroid for a fun-filled, nostalgic journey to some of America’s most popular out-of-the-way places. NIH is participating in Coast to Coast, a fun and invigorating fitness and walking challenge available to all employees. It is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. 

The challenge started July 21 and runs through Aug. 31. You will be whisked away on a virtual shore-to-shore tour. Coast to Coast will take you across this great land of ours, stopping at amazing attractions with postcard-perfect vintage and modern images, plus “bet-you-didn’t-know” descriptions. Each day you’ll visit a new attraction, earning points and “road signs” as you record exercise minutes or steps.

To make this challenge even easier, you can link your own personal tracking device (Fitbit, Garman, etc.) with the Coast to Coast website or mobile app. Your step count will automatically update daily to help you keep pace with the competition and keep track of your personal goals. 

Speaking of competition, you won’t be alone on your Coast to Coast journey. You will be “competing” with other NIH employees in a race to earn the most points. You can also choose to team up with 3 or 4 other coworkers for a friendly and exciting team competition, even if you’re social distancing.  

Get ready to move toward a healthier you—register at

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