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How Far Can We Walk for Wellness, Together?

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Many of you already know about the exciting news we shared recently about the launch of the Ground Miles app, which emerged from our Workplace Wellness Challenge. Bupa, our challenge sponsor, together with the World Heart Foundation, have released an app with the aim of getting folks across the world to collectively walk 5 million miles – while helping promote the long term habit of walking and to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
 
One of the great features of the app is the ability to form teams and track your collective progress plus motivate yourself to walk more for your team as well as your own health. So here's where you come in: we've set up a Ground Miles team for our OpenIDEO community and we're keen for you to join up to help reach the goal of 5 million miles. You've all collaborated in so many ways to awesome ideas on OpenIDEO, now let's join forces to get active and create impact.
 
To get involved:
 
•  Go the My Groups tab by hitting the icon on the top left
•  Hit the + sign on the top right to add a group
•  Enter the invite code PTKMXAUH to join our OpenIDEATOR team
•  Get walking!
 
Don't forget to leave the app open at all times so it can count your miles. You don't need to be worried about battery drain – it's configured so that's not an issue. And be sure to stay up to date with the latest version of the app to ensure optimal performance for your device.
 
Over time, you'll be able to see how far we are walking as a group and hopefully get motivated to walk even more yourself. We also hope you'll spread the word about Ground Miles and form your own groups with friends, family and colleagues. Let's show the world that wellness is something we can pursue together!
 
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That’s the whole matter I must say.You have raised good point but why don’t you go to the url https://walk-in-clinic-ny.com/ where all substance is already available to follow without any charges.I think this is best time and I have subscribed your page too for more latest updates.Thank you so much for this.

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DeletedUser

cant wait to download the app~!~!

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DeletedUser

I just download this app on my iPhone. I will start using this app in the future. I like the function of the ground miles app. I wish i knew this app long time ago.

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DeletedUser

Count me in! As an urbanite who doesn't own a car (and has only owned a car 6 of the 30 years I've had valid driver's license), I a big advocate for walking - especially with a great team! What a wonderful idea. I'm 110% motivated to get others to join us. Thanks for the invite.

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DeletedUser

App download a resounding success!

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DeletedUser

I wish I had downloaded it earlier today; I think I walked about 2 miles today. Ah, well. Another big day of walking tomorrow and the next and the next. . .

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Great to see you've clocked up 70kms towards our collective goal so far, Mandy!

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This looks great!! I wish I had seen this just 5 days earlier, since I spent Friday through Tuesday walking at least 10 miles a day through NYC. It would have been amazing to not only track my distance but also to have contributed those miles to the total goal. Regardless, I'll definitely get started today and add my daily miles to the team totals :)

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We're excited that you're keen to join us to walk for wellness, Alaine! Though we notice that you haven't added yourself to our group yet. We hope you'll do so by following the instructions above. And don't forget to leave the app open at all times so it can count your miles. You don't need to be worried about battery drain – it's configured so that's not an issue. And be sure to stay up to date with the latest version of the app to ensure optimal performance for your device. Looking forward to seeing your walking miles adding to our collective pursuit real soon!

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This is such a cool idea! I love it! Can't wait to install the app and start walking!

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Great to see you've joined up, Michelle! A couple of tips: you need to keep the app open all the time for it to track your miles (don't worry, it's configured so it won't drain you battery) Also, be sure to check for app updates to ensure you're on the latest version. #lovewalking

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DeletedUser

Good idea, make the health"s way together , not just walking for body ,but psychology as well, and I will try!

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Hope to see you join our OpenIDEATOR group via the app real soon, Longyin!

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I'm in!

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After seeing your awesome collaborations on our Healthy Ageing Challenge, I'm also loving seeing that you walked 4 km's today :^) Alongside many miles by other active OpenIDEATORS...

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yay I just joined

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Me too!