Target Encourages More Movement For All

We hear it a lot, “Just move more and you will improve your health.” Really, is it that simple? As a society we have engineered movement out of our daily routines. We can program just about anything including locking our doors and making our coffee from the comfort of our own beds. These are great developments and we want to embrace innovation, however, we still, as a society, need to move more! And internally, at Target, we are trying to encourage just that: more movement!

This past year we had some incredible partnerships & offerings for our team members as well as our guests & our community. In October of 2015, Target partnered with Fitbit to provide free or discounted Fitbits to all of our team members as well as offer the opportunity to participate in the largest employer sponsored activity challenge to date. We embraced the benefits of movement and empowered our 340,000 team members to move more; we had some healthy competition amongst our teams, the top teams (based on average steps/day) cumulatively donated $1,000,000+ to local wellness non-profits of their choice. Internationally, our Target India team provided GOQii bands to team members and encouraged movement & active living at the Target 10K that was organized for team members.
We not only partnered with Fitbit & GOQii this past year, but Target also partnered with U.S Fund for UNICEF to empower kids to get active & save lives. I couldn’t be more proud of this team and what we’re doing to encourage and embrace one’s total well-being.

I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t take a minute to encourage you to focus on adding more movement to your routine. Daily physical activity/movement is a primary mood enhancer, sleep producer, and overall well-being elevator. Yet, most of us don’t move enough. What is enough you ask? Let’s start with this simple logic.

•   Beginners, try to move three times a day like you are late for a very important meeting. Only you know what that pace is and how to pick it up or slow it down. Believe me, if you break this into 3/10 minute fast walks, you will be very surprised at how great this activity will make you feel.
•   Intermediate, we are creatures of habit and often do the same thing over and over. Mix it up, take a risk and try a new class, sport, yoga or meditation app. What do you have to lose besides stress and anxiety?
•   Advanced, work on recovery. Those of you already pushing the movement limits probably aren’t the best at taking breaks, stretching, and or restorative actions. Don’t underestimate the importance of a day off from strenuous activity.

By making physical activity feasible and fun, we are hopeful that we can play an active role to help our team members, guests and communities live their best life.

We will see you out on the walking paths, tennis courts, ski slopes or anywhere else that activity is the main ingredient.

Be well –
Cara

  • Martin C Castillo

    April 25th, 2016

    Mejor compania,soy trabajador,atento,trabajo en I fco,en las paletas compania,quiero trabajar con ustedes,me gustaria,moverme para targer,soy muy rapido para trabajar no se van arrepentir.

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    Pulse Blog Administrator

    April 27th, 2016

    Hola:

    ¡Nos alegra su interés en Target! Todos los puestos vacantes están anunciados en target.com/careers. Puede encontrar más información sobre el proceso de solicitud de empleo si visita nuestra página y busca los puestos que le interesan, o puede solicitar un puesto en persona en cualquiera de nuestras tiendas o centros de distribución.

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  • Martin C Castillo

    April 25th, 2016

    Soy muy rapido para trabajar,soy atento,soy responsable,no me gusta faltar,soy puntual en el trabajo,me gusta ayudar atodos,me gusta ser a migo de todos,soy alegre

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  • Keith Bielawne

    April 28th, 2016

    No doubt if you can move then move time passes quickly and it just good for your health .

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  • Sarah Grice

    May 3rd, 2016

    Be well

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  • Sarah Grice

    May 3rd, 2016

    Take care of yourself Cara

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  • Karen Beaumont

    May 16th, 2016

    I love the atmosphere of Starbucks , and I also enjoy helping customers with their needs, it is a good feeling to know they are satisfied .

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  • Tara Donovan

    May 16th, 2016

    Love a healthy environment for all, always on board to provide a positive and productive employee, team etc.

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  • Mark court

    May 22nd, 2016

    Looking for a job in Santa clarita. A retired friend said it a good job. Tired of working in the construction industry. Like to work close by if possible

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    May 23rd, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Hend Alsoufi

    September 22nd, 2016

    I like to work with Target.

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  • Angela Aamer

    November 3rd, 2016

    Thats nice, I enjoy gymnasium and bikeing as well as walking.

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  • Lynda

    November 6th, 2016

    Try New things

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