The CEMEX Pedometer Challenge starts this week, with a record 927 people taking part in 95 teams, to aim for 10,000 steps each per day for the next 4 weeks.
So these health-conscious people will be mowing the lawn, cleaning the car, grocery shopping (not the online type) and even cooking (counts for 61 steps a minute!). Even a BBQ this weekend in the forecast sunshine will burn up some steps at the same time!
We hope people will take up new activities like cycling, walking in groups or even ballet or wrestling??!! It all counts… There is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help us lead a healthier and happier life.
People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, stroke and some cancers.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing the risk of stress, depression and dementia.