kCura vs. Horizon Software – Walking with our Hearts

A message from Randy Eckels, president of Horizon Software.

Walkingspree Hometown Pride Challenge: During March, kCura Corporation and Horizon Software are competing head-to-head for bragging rights, hometown pride and a prize of local delicacies (courtesy of the loser.) The team with the highest average daily step count takes it all. This challenge is part of their corporate walking programs, which promotes and encourages walking for health.

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Daylight Savings Time & Your Pedometer – Spring ahead, Step ahead

When you change your clocks this weekend, don’t forget to change the time ahead on your pedometer!

To change the time on your Omron USB Pedometer press SET and hold it down until the hour starts to flash.

Then using the MEMO button scroll through the time until the time is correct.

Please double check that you have the correct AM and PM displayed on your pedometer or it will reset at noon instead of midnight.

Then use the SET button to scroll through the minutes, weight and stride length until it is back to steps.

Special note: It is VERY important to not change the time 10 minutes prior or 10 minutes after midnight. This could impact your account and placement of steps on the correct day.

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kCura V Horizon Software: kCura is Steppin’ Up

We caught Lauren trying to use her scooter to get to the bathroom. We gave her a Five Hour Energy drink and sent her on her walking way. Scooter-less…

Walkingspree Hometown Pride Challenge: During March, kCura Corporation and Horizon Software are competing head-to-head for bragging rights, hometown pride and a prize of local delicacies (courtesy of the loser.) The team with the highest average daily step count takes it all. This challenge is part of their corporate walking programs, which promotes and encourages walking for health.

Here is a little bit of information about our office. At kCura, it is an entire city block (0.1 mile=528 feet) to walk from one end of the office to the other. Scooters are often used as a means of transportation. Planning to use the bathroom is a necessity because it is inconveniently located. You can find our Development team somewhere “far, far away” and it is the longest walk from our front door.

Today we chose to count how many steps it takes to walk from our front door to the bathroom and then from our front door to our Development team offices.

Here is the count:

From the front door to the bathroom and back are 470 steps.

From the front door to our Custom Development department and back is 632 steps.

You do the math, Horizon …

posted by: Allison Springer
kCura Administrative Assistant and Born to Run

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kCura V Horizon Software: Can you walk 672 miles?

Horizon, in your video you said that you “could walk to our town”. We decided to do some  research to find out how long it would take you to walk to Chicago.

Be cautious Horizon – the route is missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths!  We want to make sure our pralines arrive in mint condition. :)

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Walkingspree Hometown Pride Challenge: During March, kCura Corporation and Horizon Software are competing head-to-head for bragging rights, hometown pride and a prize of local delicacies (courtesy of the loser.) The team with the highest average daily step count takes it all. This challenge is part of their corporate walking programs, which promotes and encourages walking for health.

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kCura V Horizon Software: What’s on your playlist?

Horizon – Do you want to find out what kCura is doing to get their steps in before, during, and after work?
kCura walkers
Today, we interviewed Stephanie Murphy and Priscilla Maddela, who are a part of our Administration team, to find out what they have been doing around the office. Priscilla and Stephanie have good strategies to make sure they meet their goals of 10,000 steps or more each day.

Priscilla is always wearing her pedometer around the office and at home.

“I make sure to put my pedometer on from the time I wake up, to the time I go to bed,” she said.  

Instead of taking public transit home or a short distance, Priscilla is walking.  She is currently averaging 10,000 steps a day, but hopes to increase her goal by the end of the week. 

Stephanie, however, is no longer taking short cuts home as she had been before the competition started.  Now, she is taking the long way home and in addition to that, she is running three miles every day.  

“Since I am not taking short cuts, I am now averaging 14,000 – 15,000 steps every day,” said added.

Horizon, you are probably wondering what kind of music these two kCurian’s are jamming out to while exercising?  We decided to ask Priscilla and Stephanie what they enjoy listening to while walking.  Priscilla enjoys listening to 90′s pop music, particularly Spice Girls and while running, Stephanie listens to mostly Tom Petty, but loves all classic rock.

- Posted by Allison Springer
Administrative Assistant and Born to Run

Walkingspree Hometown Pride Challenge: During March, kCura Corporation and Horizon Software are competing head-to-head for bragging rights, hometown pride and a prize of local delicacies (courtesy of the loser.) The team with the highest average daily step count takes it all. This challenge is part of their corporate walking programs, which promotes and encourages walking for health.

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