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What is it?

The 3S Movement Workstation Wellness Program is a self-care intervention to promote health and prevent disease.

The 3S Movement Challenge is a 4 week challenge throughout the month of September. Win prizes and improve your health just by standing up at your workstation and sipping water!

What do the 3S’s stand for?

  • Stand
  • Stretch
  • Sip

How does this program work?

Every hour the participant –

  • drinks water (sip)
  • stand up or walk
  • stretch

How much water?

Drink a minimum of 24 ounces per day.  Keep a 24-ounce water bottle within reach. The goal is to drink at least 24 ounces of water over the course of your 8 hour work day!

How long is it required to stand or walk?

A minimum of one minute and increase to five minutes every hour. You are able to add other exercises if you choose.

What stretches do I do?

Ideally, select stretches that target the parts of your body that are engaging in repetitive movements or being held static from looking at the computer (e.g. neck, shoulders, etc).  If you have a stretch sheet, hang it within your sight.

Recording the 3S activities

Using the weekly activity log, document hourly activities. You do not have to record specifics such as how much time or how much your drank. Simply, place a check mark in the space marked (you can put in comments if you wish)! If you are too busy and cannot engage in all or some of the activities, don’t give up! Just write the reason you sip, stand and/or stretch in the comment section and you will still get credit for the week.

Track wherever you are… office, home, vacation… the important thing is that you are MOVING and SIPPING each hour!

How do I participate in the challenge?

Step 1: Watch the 3S Movement information video HERE.

Step 2: After watching the video, register for the challenge. The registration form is located at the bottom of this webpage.

Step 3: Following registration, you will be sent an email with a link to a pre-survey. Please fill out the short pre-survey and your weekly tracker will be emailed to you.

Step 4: Log your hourly activities each day that you work and email your tracker to healthy_uncg@uncg.edu each week. For each week that your tracker is completely filled out (even if you did not sip, stand or stretch but you noted that in the comments section), you will be entered in a drawing for the weekly challenge prizes. Complete the bonus challenges each week for a second entry for the Grand Prize. At the end of the challenge, one participant will be awarded a Grand Prize valued at over $150.

Weekly prizes consist of top of the line hydration bottles! Your choice of Nalgene, Camelback, Swell, RTic, and more!

Grand Prize – FitDesk Prize Pack! Bring the gym to your office! Enjoy a prize pack of dumbbells, resistance bands, Stability Ball and pump, Foam Roller, Water Bottle and Gym Bag!

Want more information?

Contact us!  Healthy_UNCG@uncg.edu or 336-334-4131


3S Movement Challenge Registration Form

The 3S Movement is a Workstation Wellness Program is a 4 week self-care challenge to promote health and prevent disease. What do the 3S’s stand for?StandStretch Sip How does this program work? Every hour the participant drinks water (sip), stands up and walks or stretches. A minimum of one minute and increase to five minutes every hour. After registering, you will be sent a pre-survey link and a tracking sheet. You will document your movement and water consumption daily. Register now for this amazing challenge, along with a chance to win weekly prizes and also a grand prize!