HOW DO YOU JOIN IN?

To participate, please contact a prevention and promotion agent (PP agent) of the CISSS de la Côte-Nord. This health professional can provide coaching to get this promotional activity started in your organisation.

Here are the different steps that will allow you to take up the challenge:

  • Step 1. Designate a person to represent the Rallye in your workplace.
  • Step 2. The designated person contacts the PP agent in their territory to create a Rallye link.
  • Step 3. The designated person sends an email invitation, with the registration link, to people in their workplace.
  • Step 4. Employees form teams of four and name a captain.
  • Step 5. The captain creates a team by clicking on the registration link provided by the designated person in their area.
  • Step 6. Each participant receives an email confirming their participation and creates their own profile.

And that’s it! You have signed up for the Rallye sur la Côte!

How to move forward?

By signing up, each participant agrees to record their fruit, vegetable and water consumption, as well as their practice of physical activity, in the compilation table on the website of the Rallye.

Number of kilometres

Food:

  • Consumption of fruits and vegetables in a meal: 1 km
  • Consumption of fruits and vegetables in a snack: 1 km
  • Consumption of at least two different kinds of vegetables or fruits with a meal or snack: 3 km bonus per day
  • Daily water consumption – 1 litre and more per day: 2 km

Physical activity:

The calculation is done in 10-minute periods of exercise and the kilometres are calculated according to the activity intensity. There is no daily maximum.

By 10-minute periods:

  • Light-intensity physical activity = 1 km
  • Moderate-intensity physical activity = 2 km
  • High-intensity physical activity = 3 km

No daily maximum km

Personal challenge:

At the beginning of the Rallye, each participant must identify a personal challenge. On the 7th day of each week, the person must check the box indicating if the challenge has been met, which allows an additional 10 km. The opportunities for personal challenges are limitless, as long as there is a link to health.

Suggestions for personal challenges:

  • Brush one’s teeth (goal: at least twice per day)
  • Floss (goal: once per day)
  • Listen to your hunger and satiety signals
  • Eat more meals with legumes, fish or whole grain products
  • Eat together as a family, without screens
  • Cook with unprocessed foods
  • Try a new physical activity
  • Increase the intensity of physical activities
  • Spend less time in front of screens
  • Integrate active breaks into your workday
  • Every evening, note the day’s events that did you good
  • Do meditation / yoga / relaxation exercises
  • Read, do a creative project or an intellectually-stimulating activity
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Call at least one loved one to check on them
  • Stick post-it notes with positive messages in various places
  • Avoid all stimulants for at least an hour before bed: tobacco, coffee, chocolate, screens
  • Develop a bedtime routine for better sleep

Have a good Rallye!

List of prevention-promotion agents and their contact information:

Réjeanne Marcoux

Basse-Côte-Nord

418 461-2144, poste 611424

rejeanne.marcoux.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Caroline Jean

Haute-Côte-Nord

418 233-2391, poste 232235

caroline.jean.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Ellen Ward

Manicouagan

418 589-9845, poste 252297

ellen.ward.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Marie-Hélène Fournier

Manicouagan

418 296-2572, poste 315202

marie-helene.fournier.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Stéphane Talbot

Manicouagan

418 589-9845, poste 252212

stephane.talbot.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Noémie Gervais

Port-Cartier

418 766-2572, poste 443231

noemie.gervais.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Andréane Gagnon

Sept-Îles

418 962-9761, poste 453130

andreane.gagnon.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Diane Sonier

Sept-Îles

418 962-9761, poste 414115

diane.sonier.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Geneviève Paquette

Minganie

418 538-2212, poste 542314

genevieve.paquette.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Martine Brisson

Caniapiscau

418 287-3280, poste 712217  

martine.brisson.09cisss@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Activities for motivating the troops

Here are some examples of activities you could organize to motivate the troops and log kilometers for the Rallye sur la Côte:

  • Bring apples (or other fruits) as a snack during breaks
  • Organize a walk during the lunch hour
  • Organize a sports activity, such as a hockey game, in the evenings or on weekends
  • Ask your co-workers to bring a piece of fruit to make a fruit salad during break time