SPRINGFIELD- Some faculty and staff at the University of Illinois in Springfield are participating in a step challenge that involves walking at least 8,400 steps a day, including weekends. The challenge will last the rest of the spring 2015 semester.
Andy Egizi, an academic adviser, introduced the idea to combat the health risks associated with an office job where you are confined to a desk day in and day out.
"The idea behind it is that we get up and move and we're better off than we were just sitting here,” said Beverly Weddle, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's office Receptionist.
There is no winner for the challenge; the victory is the reward of a healthier and happier lifestyle.