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Week 2 - Active for Life 2018

May 6th-12th

Weekly Challenge: Take the Stairs.  This challenge means exactly what is says. Try avoid taking the elevator and do use the stairs whenever possible. On average, a person burns 100 calories for every 2,000 Steps... or 500 calories for 10,000 steps. Health is not the only thing that benefits from climbing the stairs. It can also save you a great amount of time and reduce energy consumption. It's sometimes much faster to take the stairs, especially during peak times when elevators take a long time to arrive on the floor of your location. It is also good for the environment because it lessens energy consumption.

10 bonus points earned for not using the elevator during week 2

* Bonus challenge: bring your lunch to work all week/no fast food! 10 additional bonus points can be earned if you bring your lunch to work each day next week in an effort of planning a healthier meal.

>> make sure you log these points under the challenge section each week that you complete a challenge!

Scavenger Hunt Clue: A plaque located at the site where a temporary building served as the headquarters for the development of uranium for the war effort in 1942-46 reads, “…On this site between 1942 and 1946 over 2,000,000 pounds of Uranium metal were produced for the Manhattan District Project by Dr. F. H. Spedding and associates."

If you take the most direct walking path from the East Entrance of Ames Lab you will walk approximately .6 Miles

10 bonus points earned for completing the scavenger hunt and submitting a selfie to These selfies will be shared on the Ames Lab website each week of the challenge.

Don't forget to log your points! Make sure that you log your scavenger hunt bonus points each week under the bonus points column.

Also check out the Active for Life website here to see the fun selfie submissions and keep updated on the weekly challenges.

Here are photos from Week 2:







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