Registrations for the Monash 10,000 Steps Challenge 2014: Eat well, be active, stay healthy will open on Monday, 22 September, with the challenge commencing on the 27 October. The challenge is open to all Monash staff, students and their family and friends.
This year, participants will walk a virtual route of 2,080,000 steps around beautiful Malaysia, starting at the amazing Batu Caves, wondering through the beautiful Cameron Highlands and historical Malacca before finishing at the Petronas Towers.
Important things to note this year:
Form a team of eight, including a captain. Your team can include Monash staff and students or family and friends. This year, to make it easier, we have provided a Monash Staff/Student Log In and a Visitor Log In. Staff/students will no longer need to enter their campus, faculty and department details! Simply follow the process below:
Looking for a team to join? If you don't have a team to join in your department please contact Wellbeing @ Monash and you will be provided with details of a team that you can join.
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).
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:
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