Bee Amazing Race

The flowers are blooming and the bees and butterflies are getting more active. Be'e' like these active critters who are enjoying the warmer weather and start your spring/summer with some healthy habits. Whether you are looking to maintain, improve or develop new habits, now is the time to do so. This year’s Bee Heart Smart/ParticipACT Your Way to a Health U challenge will help you stay on track! Earn points, see how many badges you can collect, and win draw prizes! Be sure and add the ParticipACTION app as well so we can work towards the title of Canada's Most Active Community!

Our Theme: ‘ParticipACT Your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle’

Heart Smart is an initiative to encourage wellness and increased physical activity among staff and faculty at the University of Lethbridge. You can count the steps from your car in the parking lot to your office. The Physical Activity Guidelines indicate that adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week in bouts of 10 minutes or more (including brisk walking!) So let’s get moving!

Earn 10,000 bonus points this year by telling us how YOU Stay Well at the U of L. Submit a photo of something you do to maintain your physical and/or mental well-being to . Please note your photo and info may be displayed on the Wellness website and/or Facebook.

What are Beat Points and How Are They Calculated?

Beat Points are calculated based on estimated numbers of calories that are burned during an activity that you participate in. The calculations are based from the amount of time a participant exercises multiplied by the level of intensity an activity is. Essentially, the more vigorous an activity you choose, the higher amount of Beat Points will be over the same time period as a lighter intensity activity.

Example: 15 minutes of running will earn higher points when compared against 15 minutes of walking.