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Bingo Challenge Guidelines

How often do I complete a new Bingo Card?

Once you get Bingo, return your card to Kathe Snow in HRD.  A maximum of four Bingo cards can be completed each month for this challenge.    

Can I add other workouts to Bingo? 

Other activities are encouraged, however, in order to get Bingo, you must complete the activity on the sheet.  However, you can use the Free Space for other activities. 

Free Space

Individuals must complete a wellness activity of their choice and note it on the Bingo card.  For example, this is a great time of year to take walks, garden, or participate in a community service activity. 

How can I increase my daily activity?

There are many ways to increase activity physical during your day. Here are some examples you may want to try.  Use your imagination and come up with your own list too!

  • Garden
  • Spinning class
  • Plan a walking meeting
  • Laps in the pool
  • Yoga
  • Step Aerobics
  • Racquetball with a co-worker
  • Softball game with some friends
  • Increase your workout by 20 minutes

If you can, kick it up a notch and add more activity.  If you feel that you are progressing too rapidly, slow down a bit and try smaller increases. If you have any health concerns, seek your physician's advice prior to starting or changing your exercise routine.

Can we track the progress of others?

Yes.  This activity will be tracked based off of the number of Bingo cards each participant completes and submits to HRD each month.  The tracking will be available at http://new.hartford.edu/wellness/default.aspx. The game of Bingo is exciting and not knowing who will get Bingo first can increase the excitement.  Therefore, it will be important to try to complete a maximum of four Bingo cards a month in order to increase your chances of winning a prize.  At the end of each month, all completed Bingo cards will be placed in a “Wellness Bucket” and a name will be picked for a prize.    

Is there anything else I should consider?

When exercising, be sure you have good shoes.  Your sneakers should fit comfortably yet provide good support.  Most experts recommend replacing your sneakers every 3-6 months.

If you are new to an exercise program (or if it has been a while since you have exercised) be sure to take it slowly at first.  Any new exercise program will take a while to get used to.  Minor muscle aches are to be expected but if anything feels uncomfortable or too painful, stop and see your physician.

Finally, take a few minutes to stretch before and after any workout.  Your muscles will thank you!