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EIU Steps It Up
Begins Monday, April 20, 2015
Ends Sunday, June 28, 2015

Open to all Eastern Illinois University employees, EIU STEPS IT UP is a ten-week program to help you increase energy, relieve stress, and promote a healthier lifestyle. Every step you take counts — from when you wake up in the morning until you go to bed at night. Weekends count too!

In addition to the daily steps you already take, you can take the stairs instead of the elevator, park further away from the office and walk, or take walks while discussing business (the fresh air might inspire fresh ideas) to add more steps to your day.

**Check out the Scale It Down program running simultaneously. You may join one or both to help maximize your goals. Registration for Scale It Down is available on the Steps It Up registration page.

Last year, EIU walked 62,782,311 steps or approximately 31,000 miles, an average of 333 miles per person! Awesome! Let's see if collectively we can surpass the average numbers of steps per person from last year.

Wellness in Balance Newsletters:
*April 29

Enter Your Steps here. (Sign in using your EIU net id and password.)


  • Participate individually but you may also participate as part of a team (up to five members).
  • Keep track of your daily steps using a pedometer or use the conversion charts for bicycling or other activities. Please use your pedometer when possible and use the conversion chart for activities such as swimming, bicycling, etc. when wearing a pedometer is not possible
  • A walking log is available for your convenience.
  • Once the program has started, enter your weekly totals on the EIU STEPS It Up website and view the leader boards for individuals and teams.

Teams: Gather a team up to 5 (five) and decide on a name.

  • The first person to register and initiate a team is considered the captain
  • For your convenience, the team Captain may register other team members at the same time. If it is not convenient, each participant may register and choose the team name from the drop-down list.
  • Team scores will be the average of the individual scores.
  • The team members you begin with are the team members you end with. I cannot remove team members once the program has started.
  • Team members will challenge and support each other as your team competes with other teams.

**We created a Facebook group so participants can provide one another with feedback, suggestions, and support. Click on fb and see what it's all about!

A celebration at the end of the program will recognize all individuals for their motivation and hard work. We will also recognize the top three walkers with the most steps/miles and for the top three teams with the most steps/miles at the end of the ten weeks. More details later.

Contact Julie Benedict at 581-8415 or Kelly Simmonds at 581-6402, eiutraining@eiu.edu, for any questions or concerns.