10,000 Steps is a free health promotion program that encourages the use of step-counting pedometers to monitor your daily physical activity levels.
The ‘10,000 steps’ goal puts a focus on the accumulation of activity across the whole day. With continual advances in technology and our workplaces becoming more sedentary it now takes a concerted effort to make active choices. Some ideas are:
- Walk and talk with a colleague instead of emailing
- Parking the car further away from the entrance to shops
- Walk to the corner store for milk and the paper
It is sometimes easier to make these choices when you have a motivational tool such as a pedometer reminding you how many, or how little steps you have done for the day.
See the Setting Goal Steps section for more information, www.10000steps.org.au/help/website-goal-steps/