This month our staff are participating in the 10000 Steps (Virtual walk) Darwin to Alice Springs Tournament.
The 2013 Australian Health Survey reports 60% of Australian adults did less than the recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per day. Adults who participated in a pedometer study recorded an average of 7,400 steps per day. Less than one in five adults (19%) recorded the recommended 10,000 steps per day on average which is needed to achieve health benefits.
We are stepping it up this month and have two teams entered in this tournament. Brook Medical 1 and Brook Medical 2. Not only are we competing against other members of the Upper Hunter Community, we are competing against each other, which is pushing us to walk more, and this is beneficial for us all.
If you see us out walking on our breaks, make sure you say hello!