Stepping up to the 10,000 step challenge

For the past six weeks, we have been running a stepping competition with small groups of healthcare staff from across Peninsula Health.

Allied Health (including dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, social workers, speech pathologists) and Community Health (including nursing and administration) staff have been tracking their steps using the ‘10,000 Steps’ program developed by CQUniversity.

Regular physical activity can help relieve stress, anxiety and depression and is a general mood booster. Most people notice overall improvements in their wellbeing as a result of incorporating physical activity into their daily lives.

More than 230 staff stepped up to the challenge, using this as an opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing.

Many staff said they enjoyed the extra motivation to work together as part of their ‘stepping’ team, using it as an opportunity to get outside and increase their fitness and improve their wellbeing. Hopefully it has set them on a good path to continue to incorporate exercise into their daily routine.

Congratulations to all our staff members who participated.