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Better sleep, Heightened Awareness, More Energy, Reduced Stress, Better Physical Health. These are just a few of the benefits you may receive from increasing your activity level.
Join us on a step challenge that will (virtually) take us from the EB3 Building to Wilmington, NC and down the coast to Savannah, GA. The challenge will start on Monday, January 22nd and end on Friday, April 19th. Interested in joining but missed the start date? Not a problem. Join anytime during the challenge period.
How does it work?
The average number of steps a person takes in a mile varies from 2000 to 2250. For our purposes we will be using 2000 steps in a mile. There are around 12 weeks in our challenge. Our group goal is to take an average of 50,000 steps (25 miles) per week. That’s 10,000 steps (5 miles) per day with two rest days each week. You can choose to count any 5 days of the week.
We will log our daily steps on THIS spreadsheet. Along the way I will send out updates to all participants with our progress and fun facts about the places we pass along the way.
I’ll calculate the average distance the group has traveled each week and choose a nearby town to tell you about. We’ll learn a little bit about NC as we complete our trip.
Are you just starting out and aren’t sure you can hit the 10,000 steps per day goal. No problem! Set whatever personal goal will be helpful for you. Maybe you want to start with a goal of 5000 steps per day. Great! Do what works for you.
Not fond of walking? No problem! Take a look at THIS factsheet that converts lots of different activities into steps.
Want to get your steps in with others? We will be having casual events throughout the semester to help get that step goal in. If you are interested in getting a group together to do activities, feel free to reach out to me. I’m happy to advertise your events.
The participant who gets the most steps in by the end of the challenge will receive a certificate.
If you’re new to exercise or returning from injury, you’ll want to start slowly to avoid burnout or further injury. Wear a tracker and determine how many steps you take on average each day over the course of a week. That’s your baseline. The Mayo Clinic recommends adding 1000 daily steps each week, so if your baseline is 4000 steps per day, set your goal at 5000 steps each day. Meeting your goal may be as simple as an extra five-minute walk, or even parking a few cars further away at the supermarket, depending on your speed and stride.
The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles. It’s a good idea to find out how many steps a day you walk now, as your own baseline. Then you can work up toward the goal of 10,000 steps by aiming to add 1,000 extra steps a day every two weeks.
If you’re already walking more than 10,000 steps a day, or if you’re fairly active and trying to lose weight, you’ll probably want to set your daily step goal higher.
Please reach out to the MAE Step Challenge host, Jessica Sudduth (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.