Posts Tagged ‘resolution’

May 29, 2021

May Garden Gnome Reminder + June Preview!

As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into June with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your May capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early June, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!

May Garden Gnome Reminders

If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $8.

Each month, the price of a Garden Gnome will decrease by $1. However, players can only purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.

If you’re planning to complete the capture streaks for each month (and made the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!

We also released special Reseller Garden Gnomes in March — if you’re interested, you can check out our blog post on them HERE!

June Garden Gnome Details

What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in June? The totally cool Skateboarding Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Skateboarding Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31.

As stated earlier, to earn this skin, you’ll need to have completed this month’s (May’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in June, you can change the skin on the gnome to this one at any point — refer to our original blog post for the instructions!

Points

  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 300

You can find these street surfers rolling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, the Skateboarding Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Heelflip Hats nearby when it is captured!

Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Heelflip Hat will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

The Skateboarding Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Skateboarding Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Skateboarding Garden Gnome visits you. Skateboarding Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Skateboarding Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

Badges

As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

While we revealed images for the first of each badge line in the original post, we are happy to show you the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Skateboarding Garden Gnome:

We hope you don’t eat pavement while earning June’s Gnome Skin! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through June — you’ll need to in order to earn the July Gnome Skin!

Munzee on!

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April 24, 2021

April Garden Gnome Reminder + May Preview!

As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into May with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your April capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early May, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!

April Garden Gnome Reminders

If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $9.

Each month, the price of a Garden Gnome will decrease by $1. However, players can only purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.

If you’re planning to complete the capture streaks for each month (and made the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!

We also released special Reseller Garden Gnomes in March — if you’re interested, you can check out our blog post on them HERE!

May Garden Gnome Details

What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in May? The agile Soccer Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Soccer Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31.

As stated earlier, to earn this skin, you’ll need to have completed this month’s (April’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in May, you can change the skin on the gnome to this one at any point — refer to our original blog post for the instructions!

Points

  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 300

You can find these cleat-clad competitors rushing to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, the Soccer Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Header Hats nearby when it is captured!

Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Header Hat will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

The Soccer Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Soccer Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Soccer Garden Gnome visits you. Soccer Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Soccer Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

Badges

As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

While we revealed images for the first of each badge line in the original post, we are happy to show you the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Soccer Garden Gnome:

We hope you don’t slip on wet grass while earning May’s Gnome Skin! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through May — you’ll need to in order to earn the June Gnome Skin!

Munzee on!

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March 27, 2021

March Garden Gnome Reminder + April Preview!

As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into April with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your March capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early April, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!

March Garden Gnome Reminders

If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $10.

Each month, the price of a Garden Gnome will decrease by $1. However, players can only purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.

If you’re planning to complete the capture streaks for each month (and made the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!

We also released special Reseller Garden Gnomes earlier in the month — if you’re interested, you can check out our blog post on them HERE!

April Garden Gnome Details

What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in April? The highly motivated Running Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Running Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31.

As stated earlier, to earn this skin, you’ll need to have completed this month’s (March’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in April, you can change the skin on the gnome to this one at any point — refer to our original blog post for the instructions!

Points

  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 300

You can find these speedy sprinters traveling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, the Running Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Headphones nearby when it is captured!

Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Headphones will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

The Running Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Running Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Running Garden Gnome visits you. Running Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Running Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

Badges

As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

While we revealed images for the first of each badge line in the original post, we are happy to show you the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Running Garden Gnome:

We hope you don’t run out of breath while earning April’s Gnome Skin! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through April — you’ll need to in order to earn the May Gnome Skin!

Munzee on!

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March 4, 2021

Reseller Garden Gnomes AND More Badges!

Our Authorized Resellers have let us know that they’ve gotten such amazing support from you, the players, with Fr057y and Virtual RUMs! With this year’s theme of Monthly Garden Gnomes, we thought it would be nice to include them in that as well! Please welcome these very special Garden Gnomes themed around each Reseller’s shop!

Reseller Garden Gnome Details

Like the other gnomes, Reseller Garden Gnomes are temporary POBs that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31. They will be available at our Authorized Resellers’ shops some time today. When you purchase a Garden Gnome from a Reseller, you will receive the base Garden Gnome with their respective gnome skin already equipped. However, you can still swap out the skins just like the other Garden Gnomes — refer to our original blog post if you need a refresher! Interested? You can get links to shop all of our resellers HERE!

Points

  • Deploy: 500
  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 300

You can find these international ambassadors traveling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, the Gold Miner Garden Gnome will land on all stages of the Treasure Chest Evolution.

Also like the other gnomes, up to 3 NEW Gnome Hats may be scattered nearby when they are captured!

The Gnome Hats will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

Reseller Garden Gnomes of ANY type will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Reseller Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Reseller Garden Gnome visits you. Reseller Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Reseller Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

Badges

As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up! You’ll also receive these upon purchasing a Reseller gnome!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

First, here are the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Aussie Explorer Garden Gnome:

The badges for the other Reseller Garden Gnomes follow the same pattern.

We’ve also extended the “Overall deploy” and “Overall capture” badge line — you can peek at the first of these new badges below:

We hope these Reseller gnomes are as beloved as their sports star brethren!

Munzee on!

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February 27, 2021

February Garden Gnome Reminder + March Preview!

As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into March with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your February capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early March, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!

February Garden Gnome Reminders

If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $11.

Each month, the price of a Garden Gnome will decrease by $1. However, players can only purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.

If you’re planning to complete the capture streaks for each month (and make the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!

March Garden Gnome Details

What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in March? The cool and coordinated Basketball Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Basketball Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31.

As stated earlier, to earn this skin, you’ll need to have completed this month’s (February’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in March, you can change the skin on the gnome to this one at any point — refer to our original blog post for the instructions!

Points

  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 300

You can find these accurate aimers traveling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, the Basketball Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Noggin Nets nearby when it is captured!

Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Noggin Nets will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

The Basketball Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Basketball Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Basketball Garden Gnome visits you. Basketball Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Basketball Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

Badges

As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

While we revealed images for the first of each badge line in the original post, we are happy to show you the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Basketball Garden Gnome:

 

We hope you took a shot at earning March’s Gnome Skin! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through March — you’ll need to in order to earn the April Gnome Skin!

Munzee on!

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January 30, 2021

January Garden Gnome Reminder + February Preview!

As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into February with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your January capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early February, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!

January Garden Gnome Reminders

If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $12.

For the month of January ONLY, if you purchase a Garden Gnome, you will receive the Ice Hockey skin to upgrade your gnome for FREE. To clarify: Garden Gnomes will be available throughout 2021, but the Ice Hockey skin will only be available in January.

Each month, the price of a Garden Gnome will decrease by $1. However, players can only purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.

If you’re planning to complete the capture streaks for each month (and make the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!

February Garden Gnome Details

What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in February? The dashing and roguish Archery Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Archery Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31.

Archery Garden Gnome

As stated earlier, to earn this skin, you’ll need to have completed this month’s (January’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in February, you can change the skin on the gnome to this one at any point — refer to our original blog post for the instructions!

Points

  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 300

You can find these accurate aimers traveling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, the Archery Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Archery Hoods nearby when it is captured!

Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Archery Hoods will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

The Archery Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Archery Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Archery Garden Gnome visits you. Archery Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Archery Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

Badges

As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

While we revealed images for the first of each badge line in the original post, we are happy to show you the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Archery Garden Gnome:

 

We hope you hit the target for February’s Gnome Skin! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through February — you’ll need to in order to earn the March Gnome Skin!

Munzee on!

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January 4, 2021

Garden Gnomes for Home Sweet Home!

Did our announcement on Christmas Eve put a Garden Gnome on your wishlist? Well, the wait is over, and we’re excited to introduce them to you now!

Garden Gnome Details

The Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31. It is currently available in the Freeze Tag Store for $12, and each month its price will decrease by $1. You can purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.

For the month of January ONLY, if you purchase a Garden Gnome, you will receive the Ice Hockey skin to upgrade your gnome for FREE. For the remaining months, you will need to earn skins by completing the previous month’s capture streak. You can change the skin on the gnome at any point (more info below!) as long as you have earned it.

Points

  • Garden Gnome
    • Deploy: 500
    • Capture: 250
    • CapOn: 150
  • Ice Hockey Garden Gnome
    • Capture: 250
    • CapOn: 300

You can find these kitschy cuties traveling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, when a Garden Gnome has an upgraded skin, up to 3 NEW Gnome Hats may be scattered nearby when it is captured! For instance, when a Garden Gnome has an Ice Hockey skin it might scatter Gnome Hockey Helmets nearby.

The Gnome Hats will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

Garden Gnomes of ANY type will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Garden Gnome visits you. Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

How to Change A Gnome’s Skin

You’ll be able to change a Garden Gnome’s skin in the app AND on the Munzee website!

In the app:

  1. Navigate to the Munzee Details of the Gnome you would like to change the skin of
  2. Tap on the […] button in the top-right corner
  3. Tap [Convert]
  4. Tap on your desired skin
  5. Confirm that you would like to use that skin in the following popup
  6. That’s it!

On the website:

  1. Click [Convert] on the Gnome you would like to change the skin of
  2. Tap on your desired skin
  3. Confirm that you would like to use that skin in the following popup
  4. That’s it!

NOTE: Changing your Gnome’s skin will remove the Gnome from the map and force it to bounce again, so if you don’t want to ‘nudge’ your Gnome, you should wait to convert it.
It’s also important to know that you ARE able to change your Gnome as many times as you like.

Badges

Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up! NOTE: for January, we’re doing things a little differently since we aren’t using your December 2020 days of activity, but make sure to keep your streak up throughout January so you can unlock February’s skin!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

You can see the first of each badge line below:

If you complete the capture streaks for each month (and make the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!

We hope these gnomes are the perfect finishing touch to your outdoor decor!

Munzee on!

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December 24, 2020

There’s Gnome Way You Wanna Miss out on This!

This year, we continued two traditions started in 2019: Monthly Streak Badges in the form of Exercise Resolutions, and a set of Monthly Rare Specials, in the form of 20/20 Vision Munzees. We also started a new tradition of Monthly POBs in the form of Funfinity Stones, which have become beloved characters in the game.

For 2021 we wanted to streamline things by linking all 3 together with a common theme!

Keeping this change in mind, we wanted to make sure we still incorporated the things that made each of them special.

  • For Monthly Streak Badges, it was all about staying healthy by maintaining good habits, just like maintaining your streak.
  • For Monthly Rare Specials, we wanted an ongoing collection that built up throughout the year centered around a central theme.
  • For Monthly POBs, we wanted a unified set of characters that felt like a family.

So what’s health-focused, fits within a central theme, and comes in a lot of varieties? Well garden gnomes playing sports obviously! 2020 was a slow year for sports and traveling (even the Olympic Games got pushed back!) so we’re sending garden gnomes on the road to compete for gold! We’re excited to announce Sporty Garden Gnomes are coming in 2021!

We’re not releasing all of the details just yet, but we did want to give everyone a heads up to start your capture streaks on January 1st!

Garden Gnomes

As usual you’ll want to capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month to earn the reward. If you can make it through the whole month you’ll be awarded a badge and special item themed to that month’s activity! We’ll release more information on this special item and on how Monthly Rare Specials and Monthly POBs will be incorporated once we’re back in the office, but for now, here’s a sneak peek into what we have planned!

Please give a warm welcome to January’s Ice Hockey Gnome!

We know travel and sports are heavily limited right now, but we hope as you work towards this capture streak you can live vicariously through these charming gnomes! Perhaps you can find a way to watch or play your favorite sport** at home! We’re all in this together and if nothing else it will help you get one step closer to the yearlong capture and deploy streak badges. We’ll have a different gnome badge design each month, but try and keep up with your streak throughout the year! We believe in you!

We hope you’re excited to meet each month’s gnome and perhaps take home one of your own! Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES

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November 20, 2020

At the Start of Any Physical Activity, Make Time For December 2020’s Resolution!

Ever woke up late and sprinted to school or work, making it just on time? Or saw a little kid fall into the deep end of a pool and dove quickly to save them? While the adrenaline pumping through your veins allows you to act in the moment, we bet you’ll be suffering from some soreness the next day! That’s why it’s important to devote some time to this month’s resolution, which will help you ease into your exercises and reduce discomfort.

As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For December, we’re putting the focus on Dynamic Stretching! You may be thinking — the opposite of “dynamic” is “static”, so is there also “static stretching”? If so, what’s the difference? The answer is, yes, there is both “dynamic” and “static” stretching, and the difference is pretty intuitive. Keep reading to find out!

So what is dynamic stretching and what is static stretching?

Dynamic stretching is the kind of stretching you should be doing as a warm-up at the start of a workout or other physical activity. According to Healthline.com, “Dynamic stretches can be functional and mimic the movement of the activity or sport you’re about to perform. For example, a swimmer may circle their arms before getting into the water.” Similarly, in the badge art above, the runners are making sure to carefully bend and stretch their arms and legs in a way similar to how they would be while running. To reiterate, dynamic stretching is preparing your body for a lot of movement by “pre-moving” it and giving it time to adjust.

As for static stretching, the goal is not preparing your body for movement — quite the opposite, as you’ve probably guessed. You are stretching, and then holding that stretch. This might sound great for those who are lazy exercisers, but don’t think you can get away with doing static stretching alone. Static stretching is actually only recommended AFTER warming up your body. This is because the increased circulation reduces tension in your muscles, allowing you to stretch more easily and lessening the risk of pulling a muscle or otherwise straining yourself. Once you’ve warmed up though, static stretching is a great way to increase your flexibility and cool down.

Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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October 23, 2020

Focus on the Foundation of Any Exercise Routine With November 2020’s Resolution!

Have you been indulging in some Halloween candy that you were planning on passing out to trick-or-treaters this year? Or indulging in popular pumpkin spice-flavored treats? While there’s no need to deprive yourself of these sweets, make sure to save some room for foods that will help you meet your daily nutritional needs!

As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For November, instead of a specific exercise, we’re highlighting the importance of a healthy diet! While you can certainly enjoy healthy foods via juicing as shown in the badge art below, don’t feel obligated to try it, especially if it would require you to purchase a new appliance. As we’re sure you already know, there’s more to health than kale smoothies!

Why has juicing gotten so popular?

Veggies seem like they take a lot of prep work since, generally, you need to wash them, remove inedible/unappetizing  parts, and finally, chop them up before you can start cooking them. That’s quite a bit more manual labor than shaking a box of dried pasta into a pot of boiling water or dumping a chunk of meat into a hot oiled pan. Because of this, the appeal of juicing is understandable — after doing all that prep work, you just pop the veggie bits into a juicer and you’re good to go!

But, if you prefer your veggies cooked, it doesn’t take that much more effort to do so — a lot of veggies taste great with minimal cooking. For example, Brussels sprouts are one of the most disliked vegetables here in the US, but they’re actually quite tasty when they’re simply sautéed or stir-fried with a bit of olive oil or butter, and seasoned with salt and pepper. The only thing to watch out for is overcooking them, which would give them a bitter taste. Once you see a bit of caramelization, quickly remove them from the pan! Green beans and sweet potatoes can be prepared this way as well, and instead of using the stove, you could also roast them for a short time in the oven. If you feel like going to a little more effort, adding some minced garlic to cook alongside these veggies is sure to be a success. What are some other simple but tasty ways to prepare vegetables that you recommend?

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