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The Healthy Selfie Challenge

The Healthy Selfie Challenge

We are on a mission to make Canada the FITTEST nation on earth by 2030.
Overview

Challenge Overview

Summary

Most of the demands in today's world encourage more and more sedentary behaviour... Meme'ing and streaming cultures alongside hectic work schedules and ever-evolving technologies all contribute to more time spent indoors and sitting down, and less time spent outside and upright. As a result, physical, mental, and spiritual health is deteriorating at an alarming rate. The National Health and Fitness Institute (NHFI) is on a mission to reverse this trend! 

Innovators will be tasked with providing ideas on how to shift these unhealthy behaviours to ones that embrace a more active and healthier lifestyle, so Canadians can create a healthier version of themselves, and their fellow Canadians. In order to do this, innovators will need to understand the motivators of certain unhealthy behaviours, and figure out how to encourage people to make choices that support overall long-term health.

 

Get Started:

  • Read the Challenge Guidelines to see the rules and requirements
  • Click the orange “FOLLOW” button above to be the first to know when more details are released and join the challenge community.
  • Share this challenge on social media using the icons above. Share with your friends, your family, or anyone you know who has a passion for health and fitness.
  • Start a conversation in our Forum to join the discussion, ask questions or connect with other innovators.
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Challenge Updates

Are We Grateful for Change this Canada Day?

June 29, 2020, 9:52 a.m. PDT by Donna Weston

 

Dear Fit-Nation Innovators,

 

On the eve of Canada Day, this July 1, we reflect on the state of the nation and our lives as citizens of the world.  We have experienced a high degree of change over the last few months.  What is your new normal?  

 

Change is the only constant in life.

 

This statement was made in 540 BCE by the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus.   So long ago, yet so relevant today.   On many levels.  

 

Our Challenge is about CHANGE.  

 

We can’t wait to see your ideas about CHANGE in your Healthy Selfie submission.  How is it going?  

 

As a reminder, view a How-To video on completing your submission here.

And, if you have any questions regarding the competition, you can post it in the forum or by emailing us at 

 

Stay healthy and safe :)  

 

Healthy Selfie Challenge Team


Week 15 of The Pandemic

June 22, 2020, 11:20 a.m. PDT by Donna Weston

Dear Fit-Nation Innovators,

 

Fourteen weeks ago, on March 12, 2020, the WHO announced the global pandemic. We have experienced a sea of change these last few weeks.    At that time, there were 20,000 Covid cases and just over 1,000 deaths in the European region.  Today there are more than 2.5 million Covid-19 cases with over 193,000 deaths.  

We know for sure we need to wash our hands frequently, maintain social distances and to keep active.  Many of us are still suffering physically and mentally in this new state of normal - so what can we do about that?  We all know:

 

MOVEMENT is key to physical, mental and spiritual health

 

So then, why aren't we all moving?  Help us solve this problem.  We thank you for joining our challenge to help us do that.  Let us know how you are doing in our forum.  

 

As a reminder, view a How-To video on completing your submission here.

 

And, if you have any questions regarding the competition, you can post it in the forum or by emailing us at 

 

Stay healthy and safe :)  

 

Healthy Selfie Challenge Team

 


The Key to Staying Healthy During the Covid-19 Pandemic

June 13, 2020, 10:49 a.m. PDT by Donna Weston

June 13, 2020 Update

 

How are YOU Faring During the Pandemic?

 

Staying healthy mentally, physically and spiritually is key to our well-being.  

 

Whether it is during a Pandemic or during a “normal” period in our lives, movement is essential to our health.  Movement and...what works for you?   Our “Challenge” to you, our community and our world is more important than ever!  Thank you for joining us to start our global "movement".   

 

How has this Pandemic affected your ideas about activity and your own activity?  How can we help others?  

 

We look forward to seeing your submissions.   Don't wait - do it now.  As a reminder, if you have any questions regarding the competition, you can post it in the forum or by emailing us at 

 

We got this together!

 

Stay healthy and safe :)  

Healthy Selfie Challenge Team


Keeping Healthy and Safe During Covid-19

May 2, 2020, 6:18 p.m. PDT by Donna Weston

Dear Fit-Nation Innovators,

We are thrilled to have a growing community dedicated to making Canada the fittest nation on earth.

Now that we've all had several weeks to get used to the new physical and social distancing rules, we hope you have discovered new and creative ways to keep active.  We look forward to seeing some great "healthy selfies" exhibiting some of these ideas.

As you know we have extended the deadline for Phase 1 submissions giving you more time to stay home, stay safe and be creative.  August 31 is your new target date but don't wait.  Complete and finalize your submission before the deadline.  

Before you submit, double check to make sure your entry meets the requirements outlined in the Guidelines section.

View a How-To video on completing your submission here.

As a reminder, if you have any questions regarding the competition, you can post it in the forum or by emailing us at gethelp@herox.com

Stay healthy and safe :)  

You got this!

Healthy Selfie Challenge Team


Healthy Selfie and Covid - 19

March 23, 2020, 8:50 a.m. PDT by Donna Weston

With COVID-19 top of mind, we have an important update.  Coronavirus is uncharted territory for us all. The spread of the virus is being felt around the globe, but people are experiencing the impacts in different ways. For those of us in the health and wellness sector, the uncertainty is exhausting.  

That is why we have decided to extend the deadline for our Healthy Selfie Challenge Phase One to August 31, 2020.  Given our commitment to promote physical, mental, and spiritual health, our decision will not surprise you. 

 

We are eager to receive your innovative suggestions on how to “Make Canada the fittest nation by 2030”.  

 

We have also just announced postponement of our Celebrity Gala Fundraiser from April 30 to either September 24 or October 1, 2020.  Once this date is confirmed, we will then update the Reward section of Phase 1.  

 

Take the opportunity during this time of health crisis to take care of your own health and those around you.  It may be a good time to do something you’ve been meaning to get done for awhile.   

 

Stay healthy!

The NHFI Team


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