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Week #5 Update: #GetFitChat Session Unites Twitter Users to #GetFit and Act!

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As the campaign wraps up on the 9th July posts emphasized a commitment to see the effort right until the end. (Image courtesy of 'vj_cr') 

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Week 5 of the #GetFit challenge yielded contributions of motivational messages that urge particiapnts to finish the campaign strongly (image courtsey of 'usethan')

GE Healthcare’s #GetFit campaign stepped up another gear as Twitter users were invited to the #GetFitChat session. Participants were able to engage in real-time conversations, exchanging tips on healthy eating and overcoming challenges of adopting a more active lifestyle.

One of the main themes frequently mentioned was what could be done during work hours that would contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Twitter poster ‘ashleyhennefer’ commented that they had ‘stopped sitting down so much. Standing and walking around while working are so much better for my body/brain.’

In a similar vein Twitter poster ‘JaneLangille’ shared: ‘Here is my standing desk, does the job 'ow.ly/i/2stLx.’ A number of users commented that they already worked at standing desks at work and were much more alert and productive as a result.

When asked what tricks were used to help stick to a new health regime, answers included: ‘Signing up for a race or celebrating short term goals is key for me’ (AlliJCohen), ‘Keep a progress chart. If you can see your improvements, you want to keep improving’ (Sappy81) and ‘motivation: the hardest part is lacing up your running shoes in the morning; so I sleep in mine’ (conorato). 

The theme of cancer awareness and its prevention was never far from user’s thoughts and tweets. When the session users were asked: ‘What was the most successful public information scheme you’ve seen that promotes #cancer awareness?’ answers included: ‘Breast Cancer Mosaic’ (AlliJCohen), ‘Breast Cancer Awareness month’ (Britta Kons), and ‘Movember’ (BeckBockk).

 

Week 5 #GetFit Update

Week 5 of the #GetFit challenge, yielded a varied assortment of contributions with an ongoing them of digging deep and finishing the campaign strongly. As the campaign wraps up on the 9th July posts emphasized a commitment to see the effort right until the end with quotes such as: ‘Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going,’ and ‘RAN sounds better than RUN.’ 

Tweets via Twitter were also sharing how they were joining in the #GetFit movement with one participant deciding it was too hot and muggy for a run and opting for a walk in between thunderstorms. One participant tried parking in the furthest spot in order to walk further to get to the office. Unfortunately, he was unable to avoid the rain while walking the extra distance!

The most creative way to keep active this week was tweeted by Beatriz González (@Sappy81) who decided the best workout to #GetFit was to jump and dance for nearly 3 hours, while Bon Jovi was on stage!

 

#GetFit Campaign

Running annually since 2010, the #GetFit campaign, aims to drive home the theme of cancer prevention and increase global public awareness by encouraging healthy habits that can help reduce the likelihood of developing cancer. By practicing and engaging in healthier lifestyle behavior the hope is many cancer deaths can be prevented. #GetFit launched on May 28th and runs for six weeks. Visit the website to see how you can get involved.
   

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Beatriz González (@Sappy81) decided the best workout to #GetFit was to jump and dance for nearly 3 hours, while Bon Jovi was on stage!