10,000 steps a day to good health

Step out to good health with the 10,000 Steps Challenge

Step out to good health with the 10,000 Steps Challenge

It’s that time of year again when all Monash staff are invited to get their walking shoes on and step out for better health during the Monash 10,000 Steps Challenge.

The four-week challenge is open to all staff, students, friends and family. It starts on Monday, 15 October and participants will walk a virtual walk from Cape Otway, Victoria to Lake Macquarie, NSW.

Teams of up to eight people will each aim to clock up at least 10,000 steps each day. There are great events happening at each campus and prizes for teams and individuals to win.

Dr Vicki Ashton, Occupational Physician, says participants will not only measure the number of steps they take each day using pedometers, but also experience the many benefits that physical activity has on mental health.

“Research shows that regular physical activity significantly reduces the risk of people developing depression. Keeping active can help our staff feel better at home and work by lifting mood, feeling more energetic and less tired, increasing social contact and helping to get a good night's sleep".

For more information and to register your team, visit the 10,000 steps website.

The 10,000 Steps Challenge is brought to you by Wellbeing at Monash.