A large portion of our adult lives are spent sitting, and it's easy in our busy days to let exercise drop down the list of priorities, even though we know it brings immense physical and mental health benefits.
If you've been meaning to get more active or improve your fitness, join the 2020 Challenge and motivate yourself to hit the 10,000 step daily target. As part of the Challenge you are also able to set weight and waist circumference goals if you wish.
The Challenge is coordinated through 10,000 Steps and eighteen universities across Australia will be participating in 2020 to provide a fun and exciting inter-university competition.
You will need to provide your own pedometer or step tracking device/app to participate. Garmin and Fitbit products will be able to synch to the 10,000 Step website. Note that UWA will not be able to provide any devices. If you need to purchase a pedometer you can do so through the 10,000 Steps website. If required, suggestions of apps to track activity can be found on this website: Android or Apple.
Registrations open Monday August 17, 2020.
Follow these steps to participate:
Important note: This is an individual challenge so you cannot enter a team. We are not in a tournament so ignore any reference to that.
Note that any technical issues with registration or operation of the website should be referred to 10,000 Steps support team.
Once registered and the Challenge has commenced you will be able to enter your steps - this can be done daily (ideal) or in a chunk if required. Fitbit and Garmin devices are able to synch step entry to the 10,000 Step website - otherwise manual entry will be required.
UWA Sport are on board to help you achieve your 10,000 steps. Each week the following free activities are on offer:
Note: The meeting point for both is at the Recreation and Fitness Centre which provides changeroom facilities. Just show up and advise that you are participating in the Challenge.
Participants will receive weekly Challenge updates and have a chance to win weekly prizes thanks to the University Club.
Contact Sarina Hilton, Health & Wellbeing Officer on email [email protected]
Note that any technical issues with registration or operation of the website should be referred to 10,000 Steps support team. A list of frequently asked questions and answers are available.