Welcome to ACHIEVE Wellness’ 10,000 Steps Challenge!
The 10,000 Steps Challenge is a health promotion program that encourages physical activity through pedometer usage and logging steps. Your goal is 10,000 steps per day! Yes, you can do it! Remember, if it does not challenge you, then it does not change you!
Walking is one of the best things you can do for your health. This is a great opportunity for those who are physically active already as it will just add to your exercise plan, as well as for those who are not physically active. This challenge will allow you to start slowly and gradually increase your daily and weekly amount of physical activity.
Individuals who walk, as part of daily living and for physical activity, have a better chance of controlling their weight and lessening their risk factors for lifestyle related diseases including, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Take a look at a report of the Surgeon General that compiles facts, suggestions, and descriptions of what being physically active looks like.
The goal of the 10,000 Steps Challenge is three fold: 1.) to increase your health, 2.) to walk 10,000 steps per day throughout the challenge, and 3.) to incorporate walking as a form of physical activity into your daily routine, after the challenge has ended. The challenge serves as a motivator to get you started, habit is what will keep you going!
Please refer to the Rules for more information regarding the challenge.
To LOG your daily steps, please download the Step Tracker Log. To convert other physical activities into steps, see the Step Equivalent Chart.
REPORT your weekly steps.
Please contact Katelyn Coan for more information.