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How it works

This is a 12-month wellness initiative designed to help Islanders make a lifestyle change to be more physically active. Households and workplaces from across PEI will take part in the initiative to encourage more movement in their home or workplace.

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The program includes

  • Initial assessments of health and fitness level

  • A personalized walking program based on your current fitness level

  • Weekly group walks with other program participants

  • Wellness education sessions

  • Introductions to local facilities and programs

  • Weekly prompts and encouragement

The program is for adults who do not currently meet the recommended physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a week. Because there is a research component to this initiative, only adults can officially be part of the program. However, all members of the household are encouraged to attend the various sessions.

Participants must commit to participate for one year with the following duties

  • Participate in initial and follow up assessments

  • Submit the bi-weekly rating of commitment

  • Wear a pedometer which uploads information to the Log Your Steps website

  • Attend as many of the community activities and public outings as possible.

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The program will be delivered in communities across PEI by the go!PEI community partners: Eastern Region Sport & Rec Council, Central Region Sport & Rec Council, Western Regional Sport & Rec Council, the cities of Charlottetown and Summerside, and the towns of Stratford and Cornwall.

Islanders who want to add more physical activity to their day but aren’t sure where to start are invited to apply for the program. 200 households (of 1 or more adults) and 20 small to medium workplaces will be selected for the first year of the study.