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Westfund Let's Shape Up Darling Downs Workplace Step Challenge

Westfund Let’s Shape Up Darling Downs is a new initiative designed to promote wellness in the workplace and provide sustainable outcomes for businesses.

How does the Health Challenge work?

Once you are signed up as a 10,000 Steps member, you can join the Westfund Let’s Shape Up Darling Downs Workplace Step Challenge  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 workplace total. Set body goals and monitor your measurements throughout the month of September 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 workplace is in the lead!

The Westfund Let's Shape Up Darling Downs Workplace Step Challenge will be measured by highest average steps.

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

What is the Westfund Let’s Shape Up Darling Downs Workplace Step Challenge?

Our health impacts on our ability to play an effective role at our place of work. Our current lifestyle has meant that ill health is on the rise in the Australian workforce which has a major effect on productivity of workplaces.

The world of work is changing and technology is disrupting, new business models are evolving and expectations of employees are rising.

Businesses need to respond by becoming more agile and productive, and by embedding health and wellbeing into their culture.

Westfund Let’s Shape Up Darling Downs is a new initiative designed to promote wellness in the workplace and provide sustainable outcomes for businesses.

Healthy employees record fewer sick days, are more productive and engage better with colleagues and customers and this initiative promotes positive lifestyle changes to improve the health and wellbeing of workers.

This is a chance for people and companies to transform the way we stay healthy, happy and productive at work.

The cost of absenteeism in Australia is estimated at $7 billion per year and risk factors for chronic disease have their own associated impacts on productivity, and 96% of working-age people in Australia reported having at least one health risk factor for chronic disease.  

One of the components of this initiative is My health for life (MH4L) which is a six month workplace program delivered over six sessions aimed at people at high risk of chronic disease. Workplace wellness programs can result in reductions in work-related ill health and injuries, lower workers compensation costs, and a decrease in staff absenteeism.

MH4L health checks are designed to provide people with an overall picture of their health, including their risk of developing a chronic disease. The health check identifies factors that a staff member may be able to work on to decrease their risk of developing a chronic disease in the future. Start your Health Check now.

Find and join your Workplace team below.

Leaderboard

To encourage healthy competition between the participating institutions, the leaderboard will keep track of how many steps each workplace has accumulated so far. The leaderboard will update each workplace's progress from the start of the Health Challenge on 1 September until the end on 30 September 2020.

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

OCTEC Limited

  • Participants: 7
0.0 0.0 2,118,880 302,697
2

Cotton Australia

  • Participants: 5
0.0 0.0 1,484,167 296,833
3

Easternwell

  • Participants: 8
0.0 0.0 2,208,667 276,083
4

Gentle Dental

  • Participants: 2
0.0 0.0 526,503 263,251
5

Toowoomba Southwest Housing Service Centre

  • Participants: 8
0.0 0.0 1,903,264 237,908
6

Focus HR

  • Participants: 10
0.0 0.0 2,365,663 236,566
7

Darling Downs Health

  • Participants: 254
0.0 0.0 59,774,085 235,331
8

Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Participants: 50
0.0 0.0 11,752,511 235,050
9

TSBE

  • Participants: 9
0.0 0.0 2,102,771 233,641
10

Run DoE

  • Participants: 12
0.0 0.0 2,634,463 219,538
11

Robertson Scannel Chartered Accountants

  • Participants: 20
0.0 0.0 4,358,430 217,921
12

St Vincent's Private Hospital

  • Participants: 4
0.0 0.0 815,879 203,969
13

Toowoomba Chamber

  • Participants: 5
0.0 0.0 1,004,425 200,885
14

RDO Equipment

  • Participants: 5
0.0 0.0 969,559 193,911
15

RMA Engineers

  • Participants: 25
0.0 0.0 4,829,749 193,189
16

NRG Services

  • Participants: 15
0.0 0.0 2,862,457 190,830
17

FKG

  • Participants: 14
0.0 0.0 2,476,992 176,928
18

Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

  • Participants: 62
0.0 0.0 10,800,258 174,197
19

St Ursula's

  • Participants: 10
1.8 0.0 1,685,612 168,561
20

PHN Darling Downs and West Moreton

  • Participants: 15
0.0 0.0 2,444,018 162,934
21

Southern Queensland Rural Health

  • Participants: 10
0.0 0.0 1,619,340 161,934
22

St Mary's School

  • Participants: 6
0.0 0.0 969,973 161,662
23

MFE Pty Ltd

  • Participants: 28
0.0 0.0 4,502,754 160,812
24

University of Southern Queensland

  • Participants: 67
0.0 0.0 10,691,995 159,582
25

St Andrew's Hospital Toowoomba

  • Participants: 24
0.0 0.0 3,806,803 158,616
26

AGT Foods

  • Participants: 17
0.0 0.0 2,629,102 154,653
27

Heritage Bank

  • Participants: 80
0.0 0.0 12,070,588 150,882
28

Westfund Health

  • Participants: 12
0.0 0.0 1,787,811 148,984
29

Salvation Army

  • Participants: 6
0.0 0.0 891,606 148,601
30

St Joseph's College Toowoomba

  • Participants: 27
0.0 0.0 3,917,652 145,098
31

TASC National

  • Participants: 18
0.0 0.0 2,525,669 140,314
32

Clifford Gouldson

  • Participants: 12
0.0 0.0 1,681,928 140,160
33

Power Tynan

  • Participants: 25
0.0 0.0 3,352,174 134,086
34

Geneng Solutions

  • Participants: 6
0.0 0.0 757,398 126,233
35

Accession3

  • Participants: 9
0.0 0.0 1,124,764 124,973
36

EzyQuip Hire

  • Participants: 7
0.0 0.0 810,340 115,762
37

Tuff

  • Participants: 9
0.0 0.0 1,022,752 113,639
38

Murdoch Lawyers

  • Participants: 10
0.0 0.0 1,133,935 113,393
39

Sunrise Way

  • Participants: 9
0.0 0.0 611,060 67,895
40

MAX

  • Participants: 7
0.0 0.0 391,892 55,984

Choose your challenge team.


DTCS

Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

St Andrews

St Andrew's Hospital Toowoomba

Heritage Bank

Heritage Bank

Power Tynan

Power Tynan

USQ

University of Southern Queensland

DDH

Darling Downs Health

RMA

RMA Engineers

Toowoomba Council

Toowoomba Regional Council

St Joseph's College

St Joseph's College Toowoomba

Westfund Health

Westfund Health

OCTEC Limited

OCTEC Limited

Easternwell

Easternwell

Murdoch lawyers

Murdoch Lawyers

Robertson Scannel

Robertson Scannel Chartered Accountants

St Vincent's

St Vincent's Private Hospital

SQRH

Southern Queensland Rural Health

Sunrise Way

Sunrise Way

tasc

TASC National

Geneng

Geneng Solutions

Cotton Aus

Cotton Australia

NRG

NRG Services

EzyQuip

EzyQuip Hire

Chamber

Toowoomba Chamber

MFE

MFE Pty Ltd

PHN

PHN Darling Downs and West Moreton

salvos

Salvation Army

RDO

RDO Equipment

St ursulas

St Ursula's

CG law

Clifford Gouldson

Accession3

Accession3

Housing Centre

Toowoomba Southwest Housing Service Centre

St Mary's

St Mary's School

Gentle

Gentle Dental

How can I be involved?

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 let us know about your progress by using the Challenge hashtags  #10000steps #everystepcounts.

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