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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 February. 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)
  • stands up or walks
  • stretches

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! Coffee, tea, and infused waters do count towards your intake but we encourage you to do your best to drink water in it’s purest form!

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. Follow us on Facebook for weekly stretching videos and live stretches!

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: Record your 3S activities!

  • Use the weekly activity log to document your hourly activities. You do not have to record specifics (i.e. how much water you drank). Simply place a check mark in the space provided. If you are too busy and cannot engage each hour, don’t give up! Just write a comment about why you weren’t able to complete that hour. 
  • At the end of the week, you will be sent a link for a Google form where you will quickly and easily transfer the information from your tracker and submit your activity.
  • As long as you send in your google form, you will be entered into a drawing for a weekly challenge prize! 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.
  • Track wherever you are… office, home, vacation… the important thing is that you are MOVING and SIPPING each hour!

Weekly prizes include your choice of a stability ball, dumbbell set, resistance tubes, or a name brand water bottle!

Grand Prize – Your choice of a FitBit Inspire and Hidrate Spark smart water bottle OR a desk elliptical OR a FitDesk Kit including dumbbells, resistance bands, yoga mat, foam roller, stability ball with pump, water bottle, and gym bag!

Want more information? Contact us!  Healthy_UNCG@uncg.edu or 336-334-4131