The 10,000 Steps program aims to increase the day-to-day activity of Australians by encouraging step counting to accumulate "incidental" physical activity as part of everyday living. Significant health and well-being benefits can be made simply by moving more every day.
The project is a free, fun and easy way to become more physically active as an individual with your friends or within a workplace or community group. 10,000 Steps is a Queensland Health initiative, run in partnership with CQUniversity Australia based on the Rockhampton Campus. The team at CQUniversity coordinate the project activities, providing support to participants and organisations and providing resources and information. The project has been successful in motivating local communities, workplaces and individuals to increase their physical activity levels for over 16 years.