#STEPITUPNZ is your chance to get motivated and challenge yourself for Cigna Round the Bays 2018.

All #STEPITUPNZ members that are also registered for Cigna Round the Bays will automatically go in the draw to win an Aussie Adventure travel prize, valued at $3,000!*

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Scroll down for advice and information to support your journey to the finish line!

Can I be healthy in the holidays?

As we make our way into the holiday season, it's easy to forget our health and fitness goals in the midst of all the festivities! So how can you stay on track without feeling the burden?

Overnight Oats

When you're training in the morning it can be hard to make time to prepare a healthy breakfast on the go. Why not take a few minutes the night before to make up a batch of yummy overnight oats - they're delicious, nutritious and transportable!

Sisu – a cool tool to map our your activity for the past year

Do you Strava to track your activities? If you do, then you need to check out Sisu!

Tips for beginner walkers and runners

If you're thinking about signing up but think you're not fit enough, Rachel Grunwell, Cigna's Health and Wellbeing Amabssador, has some tips to get you started.

Exercise & Lack of Sleep

As important as it is to get out and be active to succeed with exercise, spending enough time sleeping also affects your exercise outcomes. Most adults require between seven and a half and nine hours of sleep each night. If you do not regularly get enough sleep you might limit your motivation, energy levels and your body's ability to recover from exercise.

Running through the pain

Achilles tendinopathy (or tendonitis) is one of the most common injuries in people who have recently increased their activity levels.

Fitsnap – a tool to help you jazz up your fitness or running posts

Want to jazz up your fitness or running posts for your friends? FitSnap is an iPhone app that adds your workout information on top of your photos to create motivational pictures to post them to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

How do I fit training in my life?

Juggling work and family is hard enough without the need to find time to training for an event like Cigna Round the Bays! We've got some tips to help you fit in training to your busy lives:

#STEPITUPNZ with the kids!

Cigna Round the Bays is a great opportunity to get active with your kids. The high energy of the event and the excitable crowd will be sure to help little legs through the 6.5km distance, plus there's plenty to keep them occupied at Kilbirnie Park when it's over.

Getting your family involved

Training for a run is time consuming and can often be a very solo endeavour. By getting your family involved, you can help your kids become more physically active and eat better. And as an added bonus, you’ll get to spend more time together as a family. Here are some tips on getting your family in on the fun

Run to the beat of your own drummer

Every person runs to different rhythms and according to varying moods. So, when it comes to creating a playlist of running music, you’ll need to experiment and see what fits your personal style.

Thinking about doing Cigna Round the Bays?

Whether you’ve been running for several months or just starting out, deciding to run your first race can be exciting, but also a little scary.