Frequently Asked Questions
Village Vitality is partnering with Route 66 & our Mayor to bring this fun filled activity program for teammates to experience how Fitness can really be fun! Have a blast as you track activities and watch your old classic move down The Mother Road, Main Street of America — from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean. You’ll track your progress by recording exercise minutes; 1 minute equals 2 miles on the route!
You’ll move at your own pace along Route 66. For every minute of activity you log, your classic car will move 2 miles along Route 66. If you record 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a week, you’ll complete the program in approximately 8 weeks.
To earn a road sign, you need to log at least 30 minutes of activity each day. Keep in mind, any amount of exercise is good for you, even a brisk 5-minute walk. But aim for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for overall health — and to move along the route at a steady pace.
No. The goal is to support your efforts to be more active — whether it’s walking, running, cycling, lifting weights, or any of the activities highlighted in the program.
That’s fine. Any activity counts if it gets you moving, increases your heart rate, and works your muscles.
Many people do, but that’s not the main purpose — though active individuals are more likely to maintain a healthy weight than those who are inactive. Being active offers numerous other health benefits, including reduced heart disease risk, decreased cancer risk, less stress, more blood glucose control, slower aging process, improved mood, greater emotional/psychological well-being, and better sleep.
The program’s intent is to motivate everyone to get fit and have fun. You can record your total exercise minutes each day, but the program limits the daily distance you move along the route to 180 miles. This ensures everyone in your group completes the route in approximately the same amount of time (6-8 weeks on average).
The goal is to encourage people to get out there and move. Some will choose lower-intensity activity like golf, gardening, or bowling. Others will be training for their tenth triathlon. The idea is to challenge yourself — no matter how fit you are.
All data is compiled and stored in a secured database and will be reviewed in the aggregate (as a whole without personal identifiers) by Health Enhancement Systems staff for program evaluation purposes. (For more details, see our Privacy Statement.)
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