Make it a game. (4/7)

Fuel the motivation to change by introducing some friendly competition. A group of social researchers found that when they made step counting a game among coworkers, people walked an average of 2 miles more than those in a non-competitive setting. It’s important to note that the people on each team knew each other prior to the study. Find ways to replicate the effort like providing print-outs and information so target audience members engage people in their homes and workplaces.

Foster, D., Linehan, C., Kirman, B., Lawson, S., & James, G. (2010). Motivating physical activity at work: Using persuasive social media for competitive step counting. Proceedings of the 14th International Academic MindTrek Conference, 111-116.

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