Help your workers take on a 10,000 Steps challenge

Physical activity program 10,000 Steps has launched its Pedometer Grants, which will provide free pedometers to eligible Queensland workplaces. Applications open now.

10,000 Steps is a fun program which uses step-counting pedometers to track daily physical activity and motivate people to get moving more regularly.

The Pedometer Grants will allow you to organise a 10,000 Steps Workplace Challenge, which involves teams of workers taking part in timed or virtual walking journeys. Up to 150 pedometers are available per eligible workplace.

10,000 Steps is a not-for-profit organisation based at CQUniversity and funded by Queensland Government. Minister for Health Cameron Dick recently announced addition funding of $840,000 for the 10,000 Steps program to ensure it continues for the next four years.

The 10,000 Steps Pedometer Grants are open to all Queensland-based workplaces. Businesses in regional and remote areas of Queensland, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

APPLY FOR A PEDOMETER GRANT (you will be directed to the 10,000 Steps website – please follow the application instructions on the 10,000 Steps website).

Pictured: members of the 10,000 Steps team at CQUniversity (CQU) with staff from Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital, which benefited from a recent Pedometer Grant. From left to right, Kelly Corry (CQU), Ben Irving (Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital), Merv Dickinson (Hillcrest), Sherrie Lee (Hillcrest) and Assoc Prof Corneel Vandelanotte (CQU) © Peter Lawrence (CQU)

Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital has also achieved Healthier. Happier. Workplaces Silver recognition.

This article appeared in our June 2015 e-newsletter View issue