Stay tuned for the next '10,000 Steps Challenge' in the Spring of 2016
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Welcome to the wonderful world of walking!
Walking is quickly becoming the exercise of choice for millions. It is a lifetime activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The positive benefits are undeniable. Not only is it one of the safest and most effective ways to meet your health and fitness goals, but it is fun, easy, and rewarding, both mentally and physically.
The goals of this program are:
- Promote good health
- Increase daily activity level
- Build teamwork
- Have fun
ABOUT 10,000 STEPS
Every spring SHS invites all UW-Platteville students, staff, and faculty to participate in a 10,000 steps Walking Challenge. Any five individuals can create a team. You can even challenge other teams to some friendly competition!
What do you need?
- A device for tracking steps (pedometer, fitbit, etc.)
- Comfortable walking/running shoes
- A team: Create and name a team with 5 walkers, designate a team captain, and register your team online. Specific information will be available each spring as the program develops.
Team step totals
Total steps: 1,400,000
Average steps per week: 350,000
Average steps per day: 50,000
Average steps per day per team member: 10,000
By the end of four weeks, each person will have walked approximately 210 miles.
Pedometer conversion: 2,000 steps = 1 mile
Only count the steps that appear on your tracking device or use the conversion chart for other activities.
The goal is to be active and contribute whatever steps you can to your team.
Walking has countless benefits ... whether you know it or not. It is so enjoyable and easy,
and it does so many good things for you:
Longevity and Aging
Calorie Burning and Weight Control
NOTE: If you have a chronic illness or joint problems or any exercise restrictions you need to check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program.
Gallery of Photos from Past Events
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