South Australia's 2020 Billion Steps Challenge
South Australia - let's keep opening our world to being active every day!
The Challenge was set on 1st October 2020 and South Australian's have embraced tracking their activity - working together to log one billion steps target in 65 days!
We know that every step counts and the more we move, the more health benefits we reap! So, we encourage you to challenge yourself, your family, friends and workmates to log steps and stay motivated to achieve your daily steps goal.
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Congratulations South Australia! Together we successfully reached the 1,000,000,000 challenge goal in 65 days!
Can I use 10,000 Steps beyond the Billion?
Even thought the Billion Steps Challenge is finished, you can still use the 10,000 Steps program to stay on track and motivated to reach your daily goals - it's easy, free and has some great features:
- Sign up or login to be a 10,000 Steps member and get your own interactive dashboard
- Track and log your steps walked and minutes of physical activity
- View your graphs & statistics to see how your activity changes over time
- Join the monthly Challenges if you like a goal to work towards (and a chance to win a pair of Asics or Garmin watch EVERY MONTH!)
- Connect with Friends to have some fun step challenges
- Get your workmates or community involved in a team steps Tournament and promote physical activity using our free resources
- Spread the word with your family, friends and workmates because having an activity buddy makes it even more fun!
Every step counts, every move counts.
Tracking your steps is a great motivation to keep moving through the day. 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 or incidental movement across the day, the more you move - the better your body and mind will feel!
Explore the free resources on Open Your World
We encourage you to stay motivated and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by checking out some tips on the South Australian Open Your World website.
Oct. 1, 2020
Keep stepping and inspiring others by sharing your progress.
Continue to share your photos and let us know about your progress by using the Challenge hashtags:
#SABillionSteps #10000Steps #OpenYourWorld
Let us share in your fun by tagging us in your social media posts:
Wellbeing SA on Facebook @wellbeingsa.southaustralia | LinkedIn wellbeing-sa
10,000 Steps on Facebook @10000Steps.1 | Instagram @10000Steps_ | Twitter @10000Steps_ | LinkedIn 10000steps
A message from the Premier
There are so many amazing places to walk here in SA, from our newly opened Myponga Reservoir, to our famous Mt Lofty and picturesque Morialta Falls - now is the time to get out and about with family and friends to reap the health and wellbeing benefits of South Australia’s first Billion Steps Challenge.
Good luck to everyone participating!
HON STEVEN MARSHALL MP, PREMIER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
What our 2020 Billion Steps participants had to say...
I loved the idea, motivating to be part of a huge state wide challenge.
The Billions step challenge encouraged me to aim for a goal each day of being active.
I liked having a shared challenge. SA isn’t a very big place, so it is nice to know that as a team we walked a billion steps.
During a rough year has been nice to have something positive to bring the team together. The steps challenge has definitely improved my fitness, even on the days i was too tired i did not want to let the team down so would go for an extra walk to get my steps up. I am looking forward to making this a part of my day to day life.
Our 2020 Billion Steps Ambassadors
We are lucky to have the support of our Billion Steps Challenge Ambassadors who have helped us reach our goal of one billion steps. These amazing South Australian's have continued to inspire and share their progress throughout the Challenge and we are so grateful to have had them on board!
For South Australians who are wanting to increase their physical activity, the Billion Steps Challenge is a great way to achieve this.
As Chief Executive of the newly established Wellbeing SA, Lyn is committed to contributing to create a balanced health and wellbeing system that supports improved physical, mental and social wellbeing for all South Australians.
Walking is such an awesome way to get fit and stay healthy and I can’t wait to reach 1,000,000,000 steps with you all this October! Bring it on!
You can see Cosi every Sunday night on Channel 9 at 5.30pm or listen to him on SAFM weekday mornings from 6-9am. Cosi loves everything about SA and his passion is supporting this great state and spreading positivity!
One of the most simple and uplifting things you can do for your health and wellbeing, is to take a walk in nature! I love to go with our children, it is something fun that the whole family can do together.
Pippa is currently an Ambassador for Foodbank SA, an advisor to the United Nations Association of Australia (SA), collaborating with a number of local and international charities, fashion and lifestyle brands.
When you make time to look after your body, you look and feel so much better. Let's all walk ourselves into good health in 2020 and beyond.
Gavin Wanganeen is an Australian Football League (AFL) legend, acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artist and Aboriginal activist. Having retired from the AFL over a decade ago, he continues to inspire and break new ground through his work as a contemporary Indigenous artist, is the first Aboriginal past player to be elected on to the board of an AFL club, and is committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal people.
Keeping fit is so important for your physical and mental wellbeing, nothing makes me feel better than a long beach walk.
Rebecca is an award-winning South Australian journalist and co-host of the Bec, Cosi & Lehmo breakfast show on SAFM. She writes a popular parenting column in Kiddo magazine with ample material supplied by her three daughters and can often be seen chasing her dalmatian along the beach.
"No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never Give it." — Eleanor Roosevelt
Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing.
10,000 Steps App
Keep your steps up-to-date by logging with the 10,000 Steps mobile app.
- Log your steps and activity
- View your step statistics over time
- Track your progress in Challenges
- View your Tournament Leaderboard
- Apple Health integration on iOS
- Available for iOS and Android devices