Steps to Health Challenge 2021

Steps to Health Challenge 2021 runs from 13th September to 17th October

The HSE Steps Challenge for 2021 is into its second week and we hope you are all getting active and working with your teams to motivate each other.  

Keep in touch with us on Twitter @hsesteps using #HSEstepschallenge. Do you need help navigating social media? Take a look at the HSE social media guides HERE  

We also have weekly competitions and some videos on being active led by physical activity specialists. Details of both are being sent to your team coordinators weekly and if you scroll down to the blue hyperlinks on this page.

Continue to remain mindful of the COVID-19 safety guidelines. Perhaps do your walks in small socially distanced groups if you are in with workplace and if not have a chat over the phone or on other social platforms.

 Best of luck from the Steps Team

Clodagh Armitage, Norma Deasy , Jennifer Carrie, Noreen Turley, Áine O'Connell and Áine Lyng

 Twitter: @hsesteps #hsestepschallenge | Email:


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To view the weekly top 50 teams click here.

Check out what staff have to say about the Steps Challenge

 What is the Steps to Health Challenge?

The steps challenge is a five week walking challenge that supports staff to walk more. The aim is to get you walking and counting your steps daily.

Steps can be accumulated in many ways. Take the stairs instead of the lift. Walk during your break and after work. 

Most of us walk between 3,000 to 5,000 steps a day. We challenge you to make up the extra steps so that you reach the goal of 10,000, which is the recommended number of steps for health benefits.

It might take longer for those who are inactive at present. You can break up the steps into ten minute walks at a time and still get the health benefits. 

Steps to Health is for everyone, regardless of your fitness or ability levels. Aim to increase your step count on a daily basis. Remember, every step counts!

Challenge Resources

Challenge resources can be downloaded below.