The Monash 10,000 Steps Challenge begins on 14th October and run for four weeks.
More than 2400 participants will walk a virtual route of 2,080,000 steps around Tasmania, starting at Hastings Caves, travelling to Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay, Launceston and finishing at Lake Gordon.
Registrations have now closed.
Participants can win great prizes and participate in a range of events at many campuses:
To reach the 10,000-step goal, you will need to do a 30-minute walk on top of your normal daily activities. You can count swimming, going to the gym, playing tennis or other activities by converting them into steps, as follows:
Moderate intensity activity causes a slight but noticeable increase in breathing and heart rate. Examples are swimming, cycling, horse riding, rowing, dancing, active gardening (mowing, raking, digging).
High intensity activity makes you huff and puff and talking during this activity is difficult. Examples are circuit training, aerobics, brisk rowing, fast cycling, jogging, competitive sport (squash, netball, football).
You will find a step converter on the Monash 10,000 steps website when logging your 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. Read the latest ABS Australian Health survey - pedometer research report.
The Monash 10,000 Steps 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.
How to get active at Monash and at home;
Telephone: 990 51021 or 990 51016 or 990 20856