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30 Day Step in to Summer Challenge

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If you’re lacking motivation and want to shape up for summer – a pedometer and 10,000 steps a day could be the answer you’re looking for.

Research shows that walking 10,000 steps a day can significantly improve your health, assist with weight loss and also help lower blood pressure. If that’s not motivation enough, take a look at all these other health benefits you can gain by walking regularly…

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So, what are you waiting for?

Join us throughout the month of October for About Health’s 30 Day Step in to Summer Challenge. Join our Facebook Event Page and invite your friends and family members to see if they are up for the challenge.

Keep checking our Facebook page regularly for inspiration, tips and advice. There will be also be great competitions and prizes up for grabs throughout the challenge!

Tips to help get you started:

  • Buy yourself a pedometer and clip it on first thing in the morning and don’t take it off until just before bed.
  • Write down the number of steps that you have taken each day so you can measure your progression throughout the challenge.
  • If weight loss is your goal it may also be useful to take before photos and note down your weight and measurements…But don’t be a slave to the scale! Only take photos and measurements again once you have completed the 30 day challenge.
  • Set yourself regular goals, for example take an extra 200 steps per day or 1000 extra steps per week.
  • Keep it varied and exciting – walking the same route day after day can get boring and you’ll find yourself quickly losing motivation. Plan your routes with varying levels of difficulty…Challenge yourself!
  • Ask friends and family to walk with you for encouragement and support.
  • Increase your incidental activity; take the stairs instead of the lift, get off the bus a stop earlier and walk to the shops instead of using the car.
  • If you’re currently not very active, track how many steps you usually do per day and increase this gradually. No one expects you to do 10,000 steps on the first day!

Pedometer Guidelines

Steps per Day
Activity Level
< 5,000 steps Sedentary lifestyle
5,000 – 7,499 steps Low active
7,500 – 9,999 steps Somewhat active
10,000 – 12,499 steps Active
> 12,500 steps Highly Active

 

Healthy Habits for Life!

It’s been said that it takes about 30 days to form a habit. The starting phase is the hardest, this is why giving yourself a challenge for a minimum of 30 days is a great way to improve all facets of your life…So grab a group of friends, set yourself a goal to be able to achieve 10,000 steps a day and together you can create healthy habits for life!

Please note: If you’re worried about your joints or have any existing health conditions or concerns, please talk to your GP before starting the 30 day challenge.

5 Comments

  1. Ruby Cusworth Reply

    What a wonderful idea!!! 4th Oct I will be 87 tears of age. I walk my maltese dog every day (unless it is raining) Having bought my supply of both Lesters Oil and Ulitmate capsules I caannot aford to buy again until my supply runs out. Please tell me how I can obtain this wonderful pedometer which I would love.
    Kindest regards Ruby Cusworth

    • Hi Ruby, we have an offer on at the moment where you can get a free pedometer with any purchase until the end of September using the promo code STEP14 or by calling 0800 999 309. We are also running competitions on our Facebook page to win a pedometer, so I’ll be sure to enter you. Good luck!

  2. Jenny Liew-Siddells Reply

    I received my order 10 days ago but before the start of the pedometer promo. I could I get a free pedometer? Thank you

  3. I was over weight and tried so many things. Different things work for different people and I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me. I lost 18 pounds in one month without much exercise and it’s been a life changer. I’m a little embarrased to post my before and after photos here but if anyone actually cares to hear what I’ve been doing then I’d be happy to help in any way. Just shoot me an email at secretosdelara@gmail.com and I’ll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I’ve tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day

    • Gisela taylor Reply

      Hi Hilary
      Would like to know your secret do struggle to loose weight. Iam 74 but live a very busy life style am using
      Res -V ultimate and find it helpful but just can’t loose my weight
      Thanks a million
      Gisela

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