By presenting individual and club statistics in various ways individuals are able to develop a picture of their
fitness activity and therefore gauge their fitness level. Dynamic graph and report building routines provide members
with a flexible way to monitor their performance and make comparisons. Data may be viewed in the form of line
graphs, bar charts or tabular tables.
Members are welcome to participate in any of the unique individual or group walking challenges that Health Walkers
conducts throughout the year. These challenges are simple yet interesting enough to stimulate motivation. Challenges
last approximately five weeks per event and can be expected to produce increases in performance up to 15% during the
challenge period. See Challenges page for a complete listing of available Health Walker
Goals and goal setting is a very important component of the Health Walkers walking program. Members may set their
own personal goals or utilize those automatically established within the various walking events. In the
individual "Walking Across America" walking program members select states one by one until they complete
all fifty state goals. State goal distances are set relative to the size of each state.
Health Walkers promotes support and communication between members and has provided various ways for members to
establish communication and interact with each other should they desire. We provide a private message board which
cannot be accessed by anyone who is not a Health Walker member.
Recognition is a vital part of any goal-based program. Members may elect to allow their accomplishments be posted
within the website. As with the message board, these postings will only be available to members of the Health Walkers
Members may also elect to participate in our "Email Recognition Program". By participating in this program
members will periodically be emailed announcements regarding the goal accomplishments of other participating
members. Within these emails an email link will be included which will allow members to respond their congratulatory
remarks directly to the member who accomplished the goal. In addition to receiving emails, emails will automatically
be distributed on behalf of the participating member to other participating members when they accomplish a goal.