10k a Day Step Challenge

10k a Day Step Challenge

The step challenge is about moving more each day to benefit physical and mental wellbeing.

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Exercise is essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline and for promoting well-being.

But it doesn’t need to be particularly intense for you to feel good – slower-paced activities, such as walking, can have the benefit of encouraging social interactions as well providing some level of exercise.

The challenge simply uses our WELL 121 App to track activity manually or through connecting with fitness apps/wearables. The leader board will reflect the number of steps recorded and is refreshed every 24 hours.

We will offer participant the option to track activity minutes and mood on a daily basis as part of the challenge.

10k a Day Step Challenge Benefits

Exercise is able to raise heart rate and increase the flow of oxygen-rich blood in the body, including the brain.

A 2013 study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience found shorter term aerobic exercise, like running, improves brain, cognition, and cardiovascular fitness in healthy aging adult. It also increases your self-confidence as you reach fitness and/or weight loss goals. Running can help relieve mild depression. Insomniacs take note – studies show that runners find it easier to get to sleep at night and sleep longer. Running increases your ability to cope with everyday minor irritations and stresses

 

A recent corporate report

Headlines

  • 122 employees took 40 million steps over 28 days and covered approximately – 4000 miles
  • 57% of all who took part achieved more than 10,000 steps every day of the challenge.
  • Top team had 5 participants and a total of 24777133 steps
  • Top individual achieved – 794420 steps – 28372 steps every day.