The Billion Steps Challenge
Queensland - let's Boost our Healthy Together!We all know that Queenslanders have the grit and determination to accept a Challenge when it's given. It's also a proven fact that every step counts and the more we move, the more health benefits we reap! So, challenge yourself, your friends and workmates to step together to reach Queenslands’ target of one billion steps!
Whatever physical activity you do, it's all movement, it's all good for you and if you log it, it will count towards Queensland's goal!
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Our Queensland members have logged a grand total of 926,075,055 steps towards the 1,000,000,000 challenge goal!
What is The Billion Steps Challenge?
The Billion Steps Challenge is a Boost your Healthy initiative for all Queenslanders to step together and stay active and healthy during COVID-19.
Boost your Activity - Every step counts.
your steps is a great motivation to keep moving through the
day. Finding new ways to stay active now our daily routines have changed
is something we are all adjusting to. Set yourself a daily goal and use
a pedometer, fitbit, garmin or other activity tracker to stay on track.
Whether it's a planned walk that you do regularly, wheeling around your neighbourhood or incidental
movement across the day like stepping away from your work for 10 minutes
or jumping on the tramp with the kids, the more you move - the better
your body and mind will feel!
How do I get involved?
Quick answer: Log your steps on the 10,000 Steps website.
Once you are signed up as a 10,000 Steps member*, log your daily steps (and/or minutes of physical activity) and your totals will automatically contribute to the Queensland tally. *Make sure you have chosen your State as Queensland, checkout our pedometers if you need one and visit our Support section for other FAQ's.
Whether you're a walker, a shuffler, a wheeler or a jiver, physical activity releases happy endorphins for us all and we want you involved! With those in your house or by yourself, strive to reach and increase the amount you are moving daily. Log your steps and physical activity on the 10,000 Steps website and visit this page regularly to watch as Queensland moves towards our billion steps goal!
N.B. Only the totals of all participants are shown in the Challenge progress.
How do I stay active during COVID-19?
The current recommendations are that if we are healthy and well, we should be staying active. It is important for both our physical and mental health as well as our long term risk of chronic disease. We are currently able to leave our house to exercise with members of our household or two people can exercise together if they maintain social distancing rules.
Sitting less and moving more throughout the day is also important for us and for this you don't need to leave your house - have a dance in your lounge room, go for a stroll around the garden, set a reminder and walk on the spot for 2 minutes every hour.
Boost your Healthy
Health and Wellbeing Queensland has created the Boost your Healthy platform, which brings together ideas, activities, information and challenges from a wide range of alliance partners, all designed to inspire you to Boost your Activity and stay healthy during COVID-19.
Share your progress
Share your photos and let us know about your progress by using the Challenge hashtags #10000Steps #EveryStepCounts #BoostCampQld.
Our Billion Steps Ambassadors
Our Billion Steps Challenge ambassadors have signed up to challenge and inspire you to boost your activity and help Queensland reach our goal of one billion steps.
A strong body gives you a strong mind and happy heart.
Former Australian Women's Cricket Captain, Sport Administrator, Brand Ambassador, Speaker and walking advocate, Jodie was the first Queensland woman to captain the Australian Women's Cricket team. She successfully captained for five years and was named Queensland Sportswoman of the Year in 2013.
I choose to eat healthy and stay active to keep my diabetes under control.
Steve is a Gunggari and Gubbi Gubbi man and an ambassador for the Deadly Choices program. He holds the record for most tries for the Broncos (142), playing 212 Broncos Games, 11 Queensland State of Origin games, 9 International Australian Rugby League Tests, and was part of 4 premiership winning teams for the Broncos. As a Deadly Choice Ambassador, Steve is an inspiration and fantastic role model. His favourite meal is garlic prawns cooked on the BBQ and favourite exercise is going for a walk.
Every Queenslander has the right to better health and I am relentless in achieving this.
An experienced leader, researcher, clinician, academic and educator, Robyn has worked extensively across all levels of paediatric obesity prevention, nutrition and dietetics, from one-on-one consultation with children and families in her clinic to leading multi-disciplinary teams on statewide initiatives.
Get up and get active – that’s my motto. Make the most of where you live and explore on foot, take those extra steps when you can.
Craig co-hosts ABC Radio Brisbane’s Breakfast program, setting the alarm at 3am each weekday. When he’s not behind the microphone, he’s often found on a bush track somewhere in south-east Queensland.
Let’s get together, work that counter overtime and push towards the Billion Steps. Come on Team Queensland!
Natalie Cook OLY is a 5 time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medallist in Beach Volleyball. Currently Executive Director of Elite Success and Partnerships in the Department of Housing and Public Works, Nat is renowned globally as a high performance speaker and loves to motivate people to maximise their potential.