Financial services employees are getting ready to take on the Burdekin Be Active 10,000 Steps Challenge next week.
Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said a total of 80 staff from Fahey and Ponti, Land McKaig Ayr, Land McKaig Home Hill, Grasso Financial Services, Infocus Money Management, Cormack and Company Accounts, Hallerwealth and Moore Stephens had signed up for the six-week challenge.
“We will provide the participants with pedometers which will log their steps each day over the six weeks and the group with the highest average number of steps at the end of the challenge will collect some great prizes,” he said.
“The challenge for participants is to take at least 10,000 steps a day which is the recommended daily step goal for a healthy adult.
“Burdekin Be Active uses the Challenge to raise awareness of the 10,000 Steps Program and promote physical activity within the Burdekin Shire.
“The challenge is also open to the public via the 10,000 Steps website. Residents can loan pedometers for free from the Ayr and Home Hill Libraries and log their steps on the website.”
The Financial Services 10,000 Steps Challenge is being co-ordinated by the Burdekin Shire Council Be Active Advisory Committee as part of its charter to increase physical activity within the Shire.
The Challenge starts on Monday, April 29, 2013 and finishes on Sunday, June 9, 2013.