Recently we got an email at work – “10,000 steps Staff competition – How far can you go?”.
10,000 Steps is a free health promotion program that encourages the use of step-counting pedometers to monitor your daily physical activity levels. Please click here to read more.
I am so glad that my workplace has taken positive steps towards workplace’s health. As soon as I finished reading, I knew I wanted to do it. Therefore, I sent an email straight away saying I am in.
The four week challenge was open to all staff and involved teams of up to five people with the goal of reaching 10,000 steps per day. The steps were measured using pedometers attached to the waist.
The competition will run from Monday 19 May to Monday 16 June. We will be using the online 10,000 Steps program to log how far teams have walked. At the end of 4 weeks, prizes are given to two teams – the team with the greatest number of steps taken and the team who has used the staff bike fleet the most.
I do really want to win it as it means we are pushing ourselves to achieve more number of steps and at the same time improving our health.
Let the counting begin and wish me luck.
Take care ,
M from nepaliaustralian
Good Luck 🙂 i did something similar when i was in Boston visiting on my pedometer, i was pleasantly surprised but in Dallas, I do not want to know my steps.
Thanks Dixya. Let you know how I went next month 🙂
That’s a very nice initiative… unless we set some specific targets, we easily give a miss to work outs…
I used to take stairs to my 8th floor office with “stop watch on” to check the time, after a few days I reached an optimum timing and marked it as benchmark.
This worked out for a few weeks and then I lost interest 🙂
May be I’ll start counting the total number of steps I climb each day, and look for a new record, let me try 🙂
Good idea. Do this with me for 4 weeks. Go to link and register and that is all you need to do. Record your steps everyday and see how you go at the end of the month. You can share your result 🙂
Due to practical difficulties, I have modified my challenge.
Instead climbing steps, I started walking for an hour each day 🙂 I have started it from yesterday… let’s see if I continue this for a month 🙂
Good luck and keep going. I am sure it will be great for your health 🙂