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10000 steps logoThe Monash 10,000 Steps Challenge asks staff and students to form teams of eight and participate by doing 10,000 steps a day and tracking their progress in a virtual walk around a selected destination.

The 2015 challenge will commence in October 2015.

Why 10,000 steps?

10,000 steps is the recommended level of activity for a healthy adult. It is about eight kilometres or one hour and 40 minutes walking, depending on your stride length and walking speed.

This challenge puts a focus on the accumulation of activity across the day. To reach it and maintain it afterwards, we need to make choices to be more active:

  • Schedule a walking meeting
  • Remove the bin from your desk so you have to walk to the next bin
  • Stand and take a break from your computer every 30 minutes
  • Eat lunch away from your desk
  • Get up off the couch and walk around the house during the TV ad breaks
  • Pack a picnic or the cricket set and take your family to enjoy one of the many picturesque parks and gardens around Melbourne and Victoria

Contact for inquiries

Telephone: 990 51021 or 990 51016 or 990 20856
Email: wellbeing@monash.edu