Healthpoint: Spring into Cycling

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National Bike Month

Cycling is an easy and enjoyable way to improve health. Cycling has been shown to be good for your heart, muscles, waistline, lifespan, coordination, mental health, and immune system. Before getting started, here are some tips to be ready:

Get a Tune Up: Is your bike sitting in a dusty corner of the garage? Find your local bike shop to get it ready to ride.

http://indycog.org/bike-shops
http://www.ohiocycling.info/ohioshop.html

Learn About Safety: How should your helmet fit? What are the rules of the road?

http://bicyclesafe.com/
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Bicycles

Know Your Route: Find local trails and designated bike routes.

http://www.mapmyride.com/
http://www.ohiobikeways.net/columbus.htm
http://indycog.org/rideguide

Remember! Everyone participates; as motorists, we all have to share the road and keep everyone safe.

Bike Tip: It’s important to find a bike that fits your body dimensions and your riding style. Get your bike fit by an expert if you’re serious about riding.

Earn prizes for getting back on your bike! It doesn’t matter whether you are a casual rider or an elite cyclist—just get out there! Cycling is a great way to enjoy spring and something the whole family can do. Signing up for Healthpoint’s six-week campaign is as easy as riding a bike.

Step 1: Sign up by April 26, 2013
Step 2:
Track your bike mileage from April 28 through June 8, 2013
Step 3: Log your mileage every Monday with Healthpoint (wellness@structurepoint.com)

PRIZES

  • Top three performers each week will receive 10 Healthpoint$
  • Ride at least 200 miles and be entered to win a $50 gift card
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Bonus: Anyone who rides over 200 miles in six weeks will have the option to receive a $15 reimbursement for bicycle gear.

Visit the Wellness tab on the intranet for more information or contact your Group’s Healthpoint team member.

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