Seaco Global Steps Challenge
Seaco Global Steps Challenge
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Seaco Global Steps Challenge

1st March – 24 May 2021

Well done to all of you so far – keep going! The Committee hope you continue to enjoy your travels around the Mediterranean Sea.

Below is the Regional Leaderboard in order for you to keep track of how well your teams are stepping-up to the Challenge.

This Leaderboard will be updated every 5 minutes.

In the meantime, did you know? …

  • The only independent nations in the Mediterranean are Malta and Cyprus
  • The Maltese love fireworks and Malta holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Catherine Wheel
  • Sicily is the largest Mediterranean Island with an area of 9,927 square miles
  • The 10 largest Greek Islands in the Med are: Crete, Euboea, Lesbos, Rhodes, Chios, Corfu, Lemnos, Samos, Naxos and Zakynthos
  • Eight different species of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises can be found in the Mediterranean
  • The Mediterranean Sea is home to over 700 varieties of fish and almost 10 per cent of the World’s Marine Species
  • Rome is the birthplace of the Shopping Mall – the first was built between 107 and 110 AD, known as Trajan’s Market with more than 150 outlets
  • In 1830, Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba in Naples is believed to be the world’s first pizzeria to open
  • Malaga, Spain was built by the Phoenicians in the 7th and 8th Centuries B.C., making it one of the oldest cities in the world
  • The Romans thought the sea was, literally, the middle of the earth. They first called it ‘Mediterraneus’ – Latin for “middle of the earth”

Have fun along the way.

Seaco Global Steps Challenge

1st March – 24 May 2021

Well done to all of you so far – keep going! The Committee hope you continue to enjoy your travels around the Mediterranean Sea.

Below is the Regional Leaderboard in order for you to keep track of how well your teams are stepping-up to the Challenge.

This Leaderboard will be updated every 5 minutes.

In the meantime, did you know? …

  • The only independent nations in the Mediterranean are Malta and Cyprus
  • The Maltese love fireworks and Malta holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Catherine Wheel
  • Sicily is the largest Mediterranean Island with an area of 9,927 square miles
  • The 10 largest Greek Islands in the Med are: Crete, Euboea, Lesbos, Rhodes, Chios, Corfu, Lemnos, Samos, Naxos and Zakynthos
  • Eight different species of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises can be found in the Mediterranean
  • The Mediterranean Sea is home to over 700 varieties of fish and almost 10 per cent of the World’s Marine Species
  • Rome is the birthplace of the Shopping Mall – the first was built between 107 and 110 AD, known as Trajan’s Market with more than 150 outlets
  • In 1830, Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba in Naples is believed to be the world’s first pizzeria to open
  • Malaga, Spain was built by the Phoenicians in the 7th and 8th Centuries B.C., making it one of the oldest cities in the world
  • The Romans thought the sea was, literally, the middle of the earth. They first called it ‘Mediterraneus’ – Latin for “middle of the earth”

Have fun along the way.

Step Challenge Progress

The health benefits
Obviously the big reason most of our customers start their walking and step count challenges are the immediate health benefits to their participants. Walking is considered one of the best forms of exercise out there but is often overlooked. Walking is a low impact exercise that is accessible to almost everyone and can help a broad range of people for whom running and other strenuous exercise may not be an option. Not to mention it doesn't require any expensive equipment or gadgets either!

Mental wellbeing
While the immediate health benefits might be obvious, walking can also have a significant impact on a persons mental health and wellbeing. Daily walks have shown to increase creative output, attention spans and jovial moods, while lowering tension, anxiety and depression. This is extra effective when your mind is allowed to wonder and take in the nature and scenes around you.

Social
Unlike a lot of other forms of exercise, walking is ideal for spending time with others and enjoying a good chat. In an increasing age of social isolation, walking is a great excuse to arrange some time with a friend or colleague you have't seen in a while and to grab a coffee while you're out.

Easily increasing your workout
There are plenty of cheap and easy ways to increase your workout when walking. For instance, why not try adding some weights to make the muslces work harder, or try a greater incline such as hillwalking or a inclined treadmill!

Employee step count challenges
A core reason for the development of Big Team Challenge was a way of helping companies find a way to help relieve some of the stress that comes with working in an office environment. In the last 30 years there has been a dramatic shift from and active labour intensive workforce to that of a sedentary office based one. With this change comes a dangerous chance that the population as a whole will be much less active during their working lives. It's important that employers are active in getting their staff engaged in regular daily exercise, whether this is swapping their car ride for a bike, or something as simple as parking further away and getting in more steps before and after work. However, it's not solely the employees' attitudes that needs to change, employers need to think about how they are affecting the mental wellbeing of their staff too. Building policies in place to encourage regular breaks stressful activities is a great way to get started. Perhaps start with putting rules in place to enforce breaks from screens and phone calls and getting those who can to do a quick lap around the building?