THE 10,000 STEPS PROJECT
Because most adults spend half their walking hours at work, increasing physical activity during the workday is a practical way for many adults to become more active. Benefits of a physically active workplace include:
- Improved productivity & morale
- Reduced workers compensation claims
- Improved job satisfaction & team spirit
- Reduced absenteeism & turnover
- Improved employee’s health & fitness
- Reduced stress
10,000 Steps is a non-profit health promotion program (www.10000steps.org.au
) that aims to increase the physical activity of Australians. It provides an opportunity and a platform for employees to take positive steps towards better health.
The 10,000 Steps Challenge uses step-counting pedometers to track the progress of your teams along virtual walking journey’s. Pedometers are a fantastic motivating tool as they record your physical activity and help you make active choices throughout your day.
Health MG supplies the Yamax 10,000 Steps Pedometer range, renowned for being affordable, extremely accurate and reliable.
For More Information Regarding the 10,000 Steps Programs & Challenges please visit - www.10000steps.org.au
10,000 STEPS PEDOMETERS, PRODUCTS & MERCHANDISE
There are a number of pedometers on the market, however 10,000 Steps have chosen the Yamax Brand due to their world wide known - extreme accuracy, reliability and validity. Rated as no. 1 by Choice magazine and used by many academic researchers & even the Heart Foundation; the Yamax pedometers have been found to be accurate within +/-1% at any walking speed.
According to recent University Studies nothing can compare to the Yamax DigiWalker when measuring steps, distance & energy cost.
Crouter, S.E., Schnider, P.L., Karabulut, M., & Basset Jr, D.R.
Validity of 10 Pedometers for Measuring Steps, Distance & Energy Cost.
Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Tennessee Knoxville TN
The 10,000 Steps Yamax DigiWalker SW series are available in three models; SW200 (steps only), SW500 (steps, distance and clock feature) and SW700 (steps, distance, calories).
The *New Yamax DigiWalker DW150 is the latest edition to the 10,000 Steps Range. Not as Accurate or Well Built as its Bigger Brothers the SW Series (University Grade Pedometers); It still has the Extreme Quality & Realiability expected of a Yamax Pedometer.