A second group of employees in the State Treasurer’s Office stepped up to the challenge of Walk This Way, a fitness program that encourages state employees to increase their physical activity.
Four employees in the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center completed the Walk This Way program and exceeded the goal of logging 450,000 steps by March 31. Of those participating in the challenge throughout state government, 3,884 people met or exceeded the goal, which is more than twice the number who achieved the goal in 2010.
Five of the Treasurer’s Office employees who met or exceeded the goal were featured in an earlier article; four more are featured here.
A total of 881 state workers and their spouses logged at least 1 million steps in the Walk This Way program; 350 people reached 2 million steps; 156 logged more than 3 million steps, including Gov. Dave Heineman; and 73 people logged at least 4 million steps, according to a news release from the governor’s office. For the second year in a row, one of the top walkers was Robert Timme of Lincoln, who logged more than 8 million steps. Timme works with the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services.