My employer isn't participating, but I think it's fabulous that yours is! And the free pedometer is a great motivator.
One thing I'll say though... any time there's a competition with some sort of prizes... there will be people who get to work on figuring out how to "game" the system. My DH and I both have pedometers (different brands) and it's possible to rack up some steps just sitting in the chair, by shaking the pedometer. The first thing my DH said when I bought his pedometer was "I could put that in the paint shaker at work and get 5000 steps in no time".
So take the whole thing with a grain of salt, and use it as a means to motivate yourself and not necessarily as a competition to win.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
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