Get Active 10,000 steps challenge

This challenge is about moving more each day and tracking the number of steps you take using a pedometer or activity tracker. The goal is 10,000 steps a day, or about five miles. Most people take between 6,000 and 7,000 steps a day even if they don’t exercise. There’s evidence that pedometer users walk more than 2,000 additional steps each day than non-users, even if they don’t have a formal exercise programme.

Tracking your activity

There are many ways to track activity ranging from a simple pedometer, wearable technology, mobile phone apps or high tech wristbands. You can choose how you track your activity.

Our challenge is simple

  • Register your team of up to 5 people or sign up as an individual
  • Record your daily activity level in steps
  • At the end of each week, report the total number of steps that you have taken that week to your team manager. The team manager then registers your score and the team’s score at this website.
  • At the end of the 4-week challenge the team with the most steps is the winner!

Participant support

  • Ensure that you have a pedometer or activity tracker ready on the first day of the challenge
  • Read the Information Pack thoroughly
  • Download your Weekly Steps log to record your daily steps

Useful resources

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