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The Billion Steps Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS Queensland!! We smashed our billion steps goal in only 32 days!

Queensland - let's keep Boosting our Healthy!

The Challenge was set on 2nd May and Queenslanders certainly delivered, stepping together to achieve the one billion step target in only 32 days!

We know that every step counts and the more we move, the more health benefits we reap! So, we encourage you to keep challenging yourself, your friends and workmates to log steps and stay motivated to achieve your daily step goal.

Remember, whatever physical activity you do, it's all movement, it's all good for you and if you track it, you're more likely to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle!

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Congratulations Queensland! Together we successfully reached the 1,000,000,000 challenge goal in 32 days!

What is The Billion Steps Challenge?

The Billion Steps Challenge was the first Big Boost initiative delivered under the  Boost your Healthy  campaign for Queenslanders to step together and stay active and healthy during COVID-19. We encourage you to stay motivated to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by checking out the latest Big Boost initiatives!

Keep boosting your activity - Every step counts.

Tracking 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 beyond the billion?

Quick answer: Log your steps and join the monthly Challenges on the 10,000 Steps website. 

Whether you're a walker, a shuffler, a wheeler or a jiver, physical activity releases happy endorphins for us all and we want you to stay involved! We encourage you to strive to reach and increase the amount you are moving daily.

Log your steps and physical activity on the 10,000 Steps website and explore the Dashbaord to find features that suit you. We have leaderboards, Friends, monthly Challenges for individuals and the ability for workplaces and communities to create teams and start step Tournaments!

Just because the billion steps have been achieved, the 10,000 Steps team are committed to continuing to support and inspire Queenslanders, like we have been doing for over 19 years! Checkout our pedometers if you need one and visit our Support section for other FAQ's.

Challenge Start

May 2, 2020

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Challenge Goal


How do I stay active when COVID-19 restrictions are easing?

If we are healthy and well, we should be staying active. It is important for both our physical and mental health as well as reducing our long term risk of chronic disease.

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.  As the restrictions ease, maintain this mindset and find opportunities to incorporate walking and movement into your day. But most importantly try new things until you find what works for you - do it because it helps you to feel great!

For specific health advice and information, visit the Queensland Government and Australian Government websites. 

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

Continue to share your photos and let us know about your progress by using the Challenge hashtags #10000Steps #EveryStepCounts #BoostCampQld.

Let us share in your fun by tagging @10000Steps.1 and @healthandwellbeingqld in your social media posts.

Our Billion Steps Ambassadors

Our Billion Steps Challenge Ambassadors signed up to the challenge to inspire you to boost your activity and help Queensland reach our goal of one billion steps. We thank them for their involvement and their inspiring quotes that still ring true beyond the billion. Their step tally's also show that some people are super active (congrats Robyn for logging the most steps), but that for an individual, it's about setting your own goals and staying active to be the best version of yourself.

They have also provided some entertainment around pushing ourselves that little bit more - after all, there's nothing wrong with a little 'healthy' competition is there?!

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

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