Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate?

  • Create a username and password.

  • Join a team or school (or create your own) if you want to be eligible for the team prize. 

  • Complete a minimum of 30-60 minutes of physical activity, 5 days every week, for the duration of the Mission.

  • Log your minutes on the web site.

  • Complete the survey questions.

 

How do I join a team?

Once you have registered you can choose a team/school that you would like to join. (If it is a private team you will need to know their password.) Or you can choose to create your own team/school by clicking on the create a team button.

 

Can I be on more than one team?

You may only be on one team or school at a time.

 

If my team doesn't reach the goal, but I do individually, can I still be eligible for a prize?

Yes. You can still be eligible for individual prizes if your team is not successful in completing the team goal.

 

How many members should there be on a team?

Teams must have at least two members. There is no maximum number.

 

Can I switch to a different team?

You will be allowed to switch teams before March 31, 2014. Any time after March 31, you will be locked into the team that you are in.

 

How do I qualify for prizes and drawings?

You must complete the minimum amount of minutes of physical activity assigned to you at registration by June 1, 2014 and complete both the activity log and surveys.

 

Do I have to log in 30 minutes of physical activity each day?

Yes, you need to log a minimum of 30-60 minutes of physical activity a day, 5 days per week, for the duration of the Mission. Your minutes of activity can be broken up throughout the day but at the end of the day you should have participated in at least 30 minute of physical activity. You need to achieve the minimum amount of minutes assigned to you at registration by June 8, 2013.

 

Why can't I log minutes for dates before the day I registered?

Your minimum goal minutes are assigned based on your registration date. You can not log minutes for dates before the date that you registered.

 

Can I count yoga and stretching as physical activity?

Yes, however for most people yoga and active stretching are considered light physical activity, requiring about half the energy of walking at 4 mph. The recommendation for physical activity is 30 minutes per day of moderate intensity exercise. For the MMM, all activities will count towards your goal minutes, regardless of intensity level. Strive to increase your intensity level throughout the MMM, striving for moderate intensity more than light.

 

Why should I keep track of my weekly weight?

Not recommended for the School Challenge

Tracking weight is one of many tools that can be used in monitoring health and wellness. Weight should not be used alone as a measurement of one's physical health.

Keeping track of weight on a weekly basis allows you to measure your progress. Weight can fluctuate on a daily basis so weighing yourself daily is not recommended. Weekly is a more accurate measure of weight change. The goal rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week.

Body composition, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol level, fasting blood glucose are all important measurement that together can give a more comprehensive assessment of physical health. For more information on keeping track of your total health, click here.