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National Steps Challenge™: Corporate Challenge

The National Steps Challenge™ Season 4 is back with Corporate Challenge 2019!

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Move It with National Steps Challenge Season 4
National Steps Challenge Season 4 - Step Into A World Of Fun
For enquiries, please contact us at stepschallenge@hpb.gov.sg or call us at 1800 567 2020.

TIME TO GET YOUR GAME FEET ON

The National Steps Challenge Season 4 is back with Corporate Challenge and a new heart-rate monitoring fitness tracker for all! Gear up with your colleagues, step up to the challenge, and win attractive prizes as a team!

COMPETE WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS
FOR THE TOP SPOT

There are more ways for your organisation to win the top spots this season! In addition to the Steps leaderboard, we are introducing a new Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activities (MVPA) leaderboard to reward the top 3 organisations with the overall highest weekly average MVPA duration!

Who can participate

Who can participate

Employees of participating organisations must be at least 17 years old at the point of registration. Participating organisations must have a valid UEN or ACRA number and meet the minimum participation rate1.

1 At least 25 employees for organisations with workforce size of less than 200; at least 15% of workforce size or 250 employees (whichever is lower) for organisations with workforce size of 200 or more.

Registration for Corporate Challenge has ended.

Challenge Period

Challenge Period

7 January 2019 to 21 April 2019

how to win

how to win
Steps Leaderboard
  • Overall Top 3: Be one of the top 3 organisations with the overall highest daily average step count2 over the entire Corporate Challenge period
  • Monthly Winner3: Be the top organisation with the highest daily average step count in a particular month
  • Monthly Top 3 Most Improved4: Be one of the top 3 organisations with the highest increment in daily average step count2 in a particular month, compared to the previous month
Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activities (MVPA) Leaderboard
  • Overall Top 3: Be one of the top 3 organisations with the overall highest weekly average MVPA5 duration over the entire Corporate Challenge period

Physical activity is a core component of a healthy lifestyle. To achieve substantial health benefits, individuals can work towards clocking 150 minutes of MVPA per week with at least 10 minutes each session. Activities include brisk-walking, cycling, step aerobics and playing soccer.

 

cash rewards

Workforce size of
200 or more
Workforce size of
less than 200
Steps Leaderboard
Overall 1st$10,000$5,000
Overall 2nd$7,000$3,000
Overall 3rd$5,000$2,000
Monthly Winner3$2,000$1,000
Monthly Top 3 Most Improved4Up to $2,000Up to $1,000
MVPA Leaderboard
Overall 1st$10,000$5,000
Overall 2nd$7,000$3,000
Overall 3rd$5,000$2,000

2Daily average step count = total number of steps accumulated by all participating employees/summation of total number of days in challenge for all participating employees.

3The organisation with the highest daily average step count per participant for that particular month will be the “Monthly Winner”. There are 4 rounds: (a) 7 – 31 January 2019; (b) 1 – 28 February 2019; (c) 1 – 31 March 2019; and (d) 1 – 21 April 2019. Each organisation is only eligible to win this prize once.

4The top 3 most improved organisations will be based on the largest difference in daily average step count per participant in that particular month, compared to the previous month’s daily average step count. There are 3 rounds: (a) 1 – 28 February 2019, based on January’s average; (b) 1 – 31 March 2019, based on February’s average; and (c) 1 – 21 April 2019, based on March’s average. Each organisation is only eligible to win this prize once.

5Weekly average MVPA duration = total number of MVPA minutes accumulated by participating employees/summation of total number of full weeks in the challenge for all participating employees.

Additional Features

INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

Industry hall of fame
  • Celebrates the champion organisation of each industry, based on the highest daily average step count2
  • Refreshes monthly – Every month is a fresh start to earn the top spot in your industry
  • For employees in participating private sector organisations only

PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERBOARD

PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERBOARD
  • Be one of the top 5 organisations in the public sector, based on the highest daily average step count2
  • Refreshes monthly so every month is a fresh start to be one of the top 5 organisations in the public sector
  • For employees in participating public sector organisations only

INTRA-ChALLENGE (OPTIONAL FEATURE)

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Who can participate

Employees of organisations which opted for the Intra-Challenge6.

CHALLENGE PERIOD

Challenge Period

7 January 2019 to 21 April 2019

 
EXCLUSIVE TAP & WIN GAME

Stand to win additional prizes for yourself in our Tap & Win game every day when you clock 10,000 steps or more!

6Prizes for the intra-challenge may be sponsored by your organisation.

What is MVPA?

MVPA refers to moderate to vigorous physical activities. Physical activity is a core component of a healthy lifestyle, and covers a range from incidental movement (such as walking to get to places) to leisure-time physical activity such as sports and exercise that range from moderate intensity to vigorous intensity.

How do I know if my activities are of moderate to vigorous intensity?

To gauge your level of intensity, you can simply measure your heart rate during your activities. Heart rate is measured in beats per minute (bpm) and can vary greatly from person to person depending on factors like age and fitness level.

Exercise within the moderate to vigorous heart rate zones to clock MVPA!

Heart Rate Zone (% of Maximum Heart Rate)
LIGHT
57% – 63% of
Maximum Heart Rate
MODERATE
64% – 75% of
Maximum Heart Rate
VIGOROUS
76% – 95% of
Maximum Heart Rate

In other words, MVPA is attained when you reach at least 64% of your maximum heart rate.

64% x Maximum Heart Rate = MVPA

HOW DO I ESTIMATE MY MAXIMUM HEART RATE?

Use the formula below to estimate your age predicted maximum heart rate

220 – Your Age = Maximum Heart Rate
  25-years old 45-years old 65-years old
Light (57-63% max HR)111 - 12399 - 11188 - 98
Moderate (64-75% max HR)124 - 147112 - 13299 - 117
Vigorous (76-95% max HR148 - 185133 - 166118 - 148

Source: Fox SM 3rd, Naughton JP, Haskell WL. Physical activity and the prevention of coronary heart disease. Ann Clin Res.1971; 3(6): 404-32

Who can participate

MODERATE-INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Moderate-intensity physical activities refer to those that cause a noticeable increase in breathing rate and heart rate. For instance, brisk walking at approximately 100 steps per minute should get you to an intensity that you will be able to carry on a conversation but will not have enough breath to sing.

Challenge Period

VIGOROUS-INTENSITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Vigorous-intensity physical activities refer to those that cause large increases in breathing rate and heart rate. For instance, you will not be able to carry out a conversation while you are jogging or doing step aerobics, but you are not out of breath.

HPB Fitness Tracker

Who can participate

You can now check your heart rate easily during your activities with the HPB fitness tracker! The HPB-issued heart-rate monitoring fitness tracker can track your heart rate continuously as long as it is charged and worn correctly on the wrist as you move throughout the day.

Who can participate

RECORDING YOUR FITNESS ACTIVITIES

To monitor heart rate at greater accuracy during exercise sessions, trigger the Exercise function within your HPB fitness tracker.

The Healthy 365 mobile app* will only register MVPA duration for exercise sessions that

  • last more than 10 minutes; and
  • at moderate to vigorous level of intensity

For instructions on how to activate the Exercise functions, kindly refer to the instruction manual which comes along with the Tracker within its packaging, or refer to the FAQ.

*Do note that the function to sync your MVPA duration to the Healthy 365 mobile app is only available from 27 October 2018. You will need to update your Healthy 365 mobile app to the latest version from 27 October 2018 onwards in order to access the full features and functions.

how to register your organisation

Registration for Corporate Challenge has ended.

For all enquiries, please email info@corpchallenge.sg or call 9066 7112.

Eligibility Criteria

To join Corporate Challenge, organisations need to:

1. Have their own UEN or ACRA number
2. Meet the below minimum participation rate7

Organisations with workforce size of less than 200Organisations with workforce size of 200 or more
25 employees15% of workforce size or 250 employees (whichever is lower)

7Defined as number of participants who successfully signed up, added his/her fitness tracking device and remained on the challenge till the end of the Corporate Challenge.

Corporate Friends of National Steps Challenge Award

Gather more of your colleagues to join Corporate Challenge and earn your place as a Corporate Friend of National Steps Challenge.

ORGANISATIONS WITH WORKFORCE SIZE OF LESS THAN 200

CategoryProportion of workforce
participating
Prize Value
Gold Supporter40% to 59%$80
Platinum SupporterAt least 60%$200

ORGANISATIONS WITH WORKFORCE SIZE OF 200 OR MORE

CategoryProportion of workforce
participating
Prize Value
Gold Supporter40% to 59%$150
Platinum SupporterAt least 60%$300

how to participate as an employee

STEP 1 - Download or update to the latest version of the Healthy 365 mobile app.

step 1:

Download or update to the latest version of the Healthy 365 mobile app.

Download on the App StoreGET IT ON Google Play

Step 2 - Create your profile, or restore your profile if you already have one.

step 2:

Create your profile, or restore your profile if you already have one.

If you are restoring your profile on the Healthy 365 mobile app, a 4-digit One-Time-Pin (OTP) will be sent via SMS to your registered mobile number. Key in the OTP and your profile will be restored successfully.

Step 3 - Sign up for Corporate Challenge on the Challenges tab.

step 3:

Select “Challenges” on the Menu bar to sign up for Corporate Challenge.

Step 4 - Key in your organisation’s unique 6-digit entry code.

step 4:

Key in your organisation’s unique 6-digit entry code.

Note: Entry codes are case sensitive

Agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Corporate Challenge.

Step 5 - FREE HPB steps tracker

step 5:

Select “Apps” on the Menu bar and choose your preferred fitness tracking device to pair with the Healthy 365 mobile app. Use the FREE HPB fitness tracker* or one of these compatible1 mobile apps and fitness trackers.

National Steps Challenge preferred2 mobile apps and trackers:
  • Actxa® mobile app (Heart-rate syncing coming soon)
  • Garmin Connect mobile app 
  • Polar Flow mobile app 
Other mobile apps and trackers:
  • HealthKit mobile app with Apple Watch
  • Samsung Health mobile app with Samsung Wearable
  • Fitbit mobile app with any Fitbit tracker

STEP 6 - Healthy 365 mobile app

step 6:

Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activities every week and 10,000 steps every day.

Sync your HPB fitness tracker* with the Healthy 365 mobile app or Healthy 365 kiosks at least once every 7 days to avoid losing your fitness activity records.

HPB fitness trackers are continuously recording your heart rate, as long as it is charged. If you wish to view your heart rate at real-time, you can tap on the heart rate symbol on your tracker.

*Eligible employees who have signed up for Corporate Challenge are eligible for the free HPB fitness trackers, available on a first-come-first-served, while stocks last basis. The Corporate Challenge starts on 7 January 2019 and ends on 21 April 2019. Participants must be an employee of the organisation and at least 17 years old at the time of signing up. All Corporate Challenge participants will also be automatically signed up for the National Steps Challenge™ Season 4. Other terms and conditions apply. For full details, please visit stepschallenge.sg/corporate-challenge.

1For participants who are using one of the compatible mobile apps and fitness trackers, your device needs to be able to track heart rate data in order to contribute towards the MVPA category.

2Applicable to selected fitness tracking devices compatible with Actxa®, Garmin Connect™ or Polar Flow mobile apps.

Health Advisory
You are strongly encouraged to exercise discretion when embarking on Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activities (MVPA). Please complete the health declaration on the Healthy 365 mobile app and ensure you are in good fitness condition before attempting MVPA. If you have an existing heart condition or any other illness and/or injury, please consult a doctor prior to your participation.

Please go through the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) before embarking on the Challenge.

Quick Start
STEP 1

Download or update to the latest version of the Healthy 365 mobile app.

STEP 2

Create your profile, or restore your profile if you already have one.

STEP 3

Select “Challenges” on the Menu bar to sign up for Corporate Challenge.

STEP 4

Key in your organisation’s unique 6-digit entry code.

STEP 5

Select “Apps” on the Menu bar and choose your preferred fitness tracking device to pair with the Healthy 365 mobile app.

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For enquiries, please contact us at stepschallenge@hpb.gov.sg or call us at 1800 567 2020.

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