Do I have to take part?
Every member of the ED team is signed up for this challenge.
Whether you actually record your activities is up to you. BUT – this is about us as Team ED – so help your team by participating!
Do I have to exercise exclusively with people from my team?
No - although we encouraged healthy competition between the EDGE teams, each person involved in a Team ED or MDT Challenge will gain points, even if all participants are not in the same team.
What counts as exercise?
The EDGE Challenge encourages INTENTIONAL physical activity. So although your steps around work are fantastic for those Fit-Bit'ers trying to get to 10,000 steps in a day, it can't be recorded for EDGE.
You need to get HUFFY PUFFY.
To clarify for the Winters Twins - walking to and from the pub counts. Sitting in the pub lifting a glass to your mouth does not count. Dog walking, biking and the horizontal tango counts. Golf apparently counts. Gardening counts if you are getting HUFFY PUFFY.
If you are not sure - ask Laura, Boney or Karen or send us an email.
What counts as a Team ED or MDT Challenge?
To record that you exercised with friends, you have to actually exercise with friends! So if three of you run around Hagley Park and are spread out by 2km that does not count. You must be within shouting distance of each other for it to count.
What if I do more than 360 minutes exercise in one session?
Book an appointment with Crisis Resolution - you are crazy.
Seriously - if you do go over 360 minutes you will just have to enter two sessions that total the number of minutes you do.
How can I communicate with other EDGE members?
Join our Facebook Group "EDGE Challenge" to get updates, share photos and leave messages for other EDGE participants.
You may also like to download the free app MapMyWalk, and ‘friend’ others EDGE members.
Make sure you put “EDGE” after your name in your profile so you can be distinguished from non-ED people. You can then encourage your team mates by liking activities they record.
This is not compulsory, you will still need to enter your data in the EDGE website.