What is the SONS Step Into Action Program?
Step Into Action is an interactive program designed to improve the physical fitness, health and well-being of each participant. The tracking feature of the website enables participants to visually measure their physical activity and nutrition in a fun and novel way, helping change their perceptions and behaviour towards living an active healthy lifestyle.
The ‘Step’ component of the program includes any type of activity that can be measured by a pedometer, such as: walking, jogging, running, participating in sports and dancing.
On the Step Into Action website:
- Students / Athletes can track their steps, track their nutrition and visually see their progress over time!
- Teachers / Coaches can download nutrition and physical activity resources, and also, track the progress of all participating students/teachers!
The Step Into Action program supplies pedometers and resources for registered Program Leaders (coaches, teachers, volunteers who register online).
These resources are designed to educate athletes/students about goal setting, nutrition and physical fitness; with the ultimate goal of helping them along the path of living an active and healthy lifestyle.
In addition to the health benefits, Step Into Action aims to develop the participants skills in the following areas: goal setting, goal achievement, responsibility, accountability, and computer literacy.