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2023 Australasian University Health Challenge

1st Place - University of Sydney
2nd Place - Australian National University
3rd Place - Massey University

What is the Australasian University Health Challenge? 

The Australasian University Health Challenge (AUHC) is a health-focused initiative where staff and students make behavioural changes to increase their daily levels of physical activity. Being physically active is crucial for health and wellbeing.

A large portion of our adult lives are spent at work; which are progressively becoming more and more sedentary environments. Less than 20% of Australian adults reach the recommended activity level of 10,000 steps per day. Recent research is showing that health benefits are found with even small increases in the number of steps we take, so now is a great time to start adding some more walking to your day! 

20 Universities across Australia and New Zealand have teamed up to provide staff and students with an opportunity to increase their physical activity, through a fun and exciting inter-university competition.

Over a 6 week period from 21st August to 1st October, challenge yourself and your friends to increase your daily amount of steps through small yet significant behavioural changes. Represent your University and compete against other institutions across the country and sea.

Physical activity CAN be fun. Sign up with your friends and feel the benefits yourself.

How does the AUHC work?

Once you are signed up as a 10,000 Steps member, you can join the 2023 AUHC by choosing your team below. 

Once you have chosen your Health Challenge Team, log your daily steps and your totals will automatically contribute to your University total. Set body goals and monitor your measurements throughout the 6 weeks for an additional challenge. You can add physical activity that excludes walking as well, such as cycling or swimming.

With your colleagues or by yourself, strive to increase your daily step count. Log your steps and physical activity through the step log, and visit this page regularly to see which University is in the lead!

N.B. None of your individual measures can be viewed by other participants. Only the totals of all participants are shown.

Leaderboard

To encourage healthy competition between the participating institutions, the leaderboard will keep track of how many steps each University has accumulated so far. The leaderboard will update each Universities progress from the start of the AUHC on 21st August until the end on 1st October 2023.

Note: The average steps are calculated by dividing the total number of team steps / number of team members. 

Challenges Leaderboard

Rank Name Weight Loss (kg) Waist Girth Loss (cm) Total Steps Average Steps
1

The University of Queensland

  • Participants: 748
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 262,519,100 350,961
2

Curtin University

  • Participants: 593
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 208,326,048 351,308
3

The University of Newcastle

  • Participants: 308
  • Tournaments: 1
2.0 0.0 110,982,431 360,332
4

University of Canterbury

  • Participants: 302
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 109,407,234 362,275
5

Western Sydney University

  • Participants: 282
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 78,069,999 276,843
6

Massey University

  • Participants: 180
  • Tournaments: 3
1.0 0.0 71,113,076 395,072
7

University of Waikato

  • Participants: 159
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 58,823,483 369,959
8

CQUniversity

  • Participants: 191
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 55,920,939 292,779
9

University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Participants: 165
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 54,145,528 328,154
10

University of Adelaide

  • Participants: 150
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 53,218,639 354,790
11

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Participants: 152
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 50,164,652 330,030
12

University of Western Australia

  • Participants: 128
  • Tournaments: 1
6.3 0.0 46,627,577 364,277
13

University of Southern Queensland

  • Participants: 119
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 30,099,496 252,936
14

Australian National University

  • Participants: 62
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 29,021,999 468,096
15

Lincoln University

  • Participants: 74
0.0 0.0 26,992,672 364,765
16

Avondale University

  • Participants: 65
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 22,309,372 343,221
17

Deakin University

  • Participants: 43
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 13,902,542 323,314
18

University of Sydney

  • Participants: 18
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 9,195,306 510,850
19

University of South Australia

  • Participants: 26
0.0 0.0 7,908,340 304,166
20

University of Tasmania

  • Participants: 24
0.0 0.0 6,107,022 254,459

Choose your challenge team


University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle

WSU_picker

Western Sydney University

University of Waikato

University of Waikato

UQ

The University of Queensland

VUW_team picker card

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

Massey Uni

Massey University

ANU_picker

Australian National University

Lincoln Uni

Lincoln University

University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Curtin_picker

Curtin University

Avondale_picker

Avondale University

Uni of Sydney_ACFR

University of Sydney

Health and Wellbeing at my Uni

Deakin_picker

Deakin University

USC_Team Picker

University of the Sunshine Coast

Uni of Adelaide_team picker

University of Adelaide

UniSA_Team picker

University of South Australia

UTAS

University of Tasmania

UniSQ Team Picker

University of Southern Queensland

New 10,000 Steps Members

1. Go to the 10,000 Steps website www.10000steps.org.au and select Sign Up.
2. Enter your details to create your own account, we encourage you to use an organisational email address if you are part of a workplace group. Please note down your password as you will need it to login.
3. Select that you would like to register as a participant.
4. You will be asked to verify your email address by checking your emails and clicking on the link provided.
5. Complete the last required details needed to create your account.
6. Your account will now be created and you can access your Dashboard.
7. On your Dashboard, click on the Health Challenge card to return to this page.
8. Select which Health Challenge team you would like to join from this page.
9. If you wish to keep track of your height, weight and waist measurements, and add your goals as part of this challenge you can do so in the Health Measures section.

Existing 10,000 Steps Members

If you are already a member of the 10,000 Steps website, you can join the Challenge by doing the following:
1. Go to the 10,000 Steps website www.10000steps.org.au and select Login.
2. Login with your email address or username and password.
3. On your Dashboard, click on the Health Challenge card to return to this page.
4. Select which Health Challenge team you would like to join from this page.
5. If you wish to keep track of your height, weight and waist measurements, and add your goals as part of this challenge you can do so in the Health Measures section.


If you have previously taken part in a health challenge you can choose to join another Health Challenge team from this page.

More Information

If you need more information, please contact us.

Share your Progress!

Share your photos with us on Instagram and Facebook and let us know about your progress by using the Challenge hashtags  #10000steps #EveryStepCounts #Moveyourmood #2022auhc.

You can also tag us on Twitter and LinkedIn.