‘Oregon Moves’ Challenges You to Work Out for Charity

Workouts Monday, September 15, 2014 Written by

We all know working out helps your mind — and body — feel good.  This fall, thanks to LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon, it can also mean doing something to help others. Sign up for the latest Oregon Moves Challenge and earn money for charity when you get active and track your activities using the phone app EveryMove.

In 2013, LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon donated more than $16,000 to Northwest charities through its inaugural Oregon Moves Challenge.  With your help, LifeWise is aiming to donate up to $50,000 for the Brian Grant Foundation, United Way of Deschutes County,  United Way of Columbia-Willamette, PlayworksAmerican Heart Association and The American Lung Association in Oregon.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Register: Sign up online at www.everymove.org/ORmoves. If you already have an account with EveryMove, log in and look for the Oregon Moves page on the left-hand menu. There, you’ll be able to enroll and select the charity you’d like your activity to support. The challenge ends November 23, so the sooner you sign up, the more you can earn for your cause of choice!

Download EveryMove: EveryMove is an app that connects you to all of your favorite fitness trackers. Log hundreds of your favorite daily activities and workouts and earn points that you can redeem for rewards. Download EveryMove on Android or iPhone.

Track Your Workouts: Log your workouts through the website or by connecting your own fitness tracking devices to EveryMove. For every “active day” you log (two or more activities), LifeWise will donate money to the charity you choose.

IDEAS TO HELP YOU GET MOVING

Hit the Oregon Coast for hiking, biking, kayaking or strolling on the beach.

Work out for charity end of summer Hiking Take the family geocaching with our Northwest beginner’s guide. They’ll have so much fun hunting for treasure, they’ll forget it’s a workout!

Discover one of Portland’s distinctive and walkable neighborhoods, like Nob Hill.

Work out for charity morning Stair Climb Find a new indoor activity for a rainy day at your local trampoline park or climbing gym.

Walk the dog, weed the garden or scrub the tub to get credit for other daily chores that work up a sweat.

Work out for Charity muddy buddy walkLearn more about what activities you can count toward the challenge and how an “active day” is calculated in the EveryMove FAQ. Now get moving!

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