The Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits Pool is offering counties who are members of Healthy County, our wellness program, a chance to participate in Sonic Boom − its annual fitness program that encourages healthy behaviors.
Sonic Boom is a free program that has something for everyone, whether they’re already in great shape or haven’t seen the inside of a gym in decades. TAC HEBP encourages Healthy County members to join the program, participate in its regular challenges and take advantage of the program’s other online features.
How the Program Works
Each Sonic Boom participant is given a SonicPed (accelerometer) to wear on their shoe. The ped tracks all activity − walking, running, cycling, etc. It tracks duration, speed and even the amount of calories burned. When a participant walks near a receiver (within 20 feet) the data collected is automatically uploaded from their ped to the Sonic Boom website. Participants can log on to their Sonic Boom account to see their stats and the data is emailed to them daily.
The Sonic Boom program focuses on physical activity, weight management, nutrition and stress reduction. Challenges encouraging participation and friendly competition are staged throughout the year and are fun, educational and occasionally border on being a little wacky.
Next Challenge − Begins May 6, 2013
The next Sonic Boom Challenge begins May 6 and runs through July 1, 2013. This eight-week challenge encourages participants to wear their SonicPed and walk a minimum of 3,500 steps or accumulate at least 42 minutes of activity (walk, swim, bike, etc.) five days a week.
Those who complete this eight-week challenge will receive a $50 award certificate that can be redeemed from a selection of vendors providing access to more than a million products.
Registration − March 18 - April 8, 2013
Members of TAC HEBP Healthy County program can register
for this challenge from March 18 through April 8, 2013.
SonicPeds will be distributed by Wellness Coordinators
the week of April 29, 2013.