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Steps to Health Challenge 2020

Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic the Steps to Health Challenge 2020 is postponed until further notice

It is hoped to run the Challenge later in the year.


Registration is closed.

 What is the steps 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!

Don’t miss out!  Join the fun while looking after your mental and physical wellbeing.

Challenge Resources

Each Team Co-Ordinator will receive a resource pack for their team.  Additionally, each item in this pack is available to download individually in pdf format (see below), along with other materials to support the Challenge. 

Stay in Touch with the Steps to Health Project Team

Do you need help navigating social media? Take a look at the HSE social media guides HERE 

 Twitter | Email: stepstohealth@hse.ie


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Steps to Health Working Group 2019

Pictured above are some of the members of the Steps to Health National Project Team.  (L to R): Meagan Hanley, Healthy Eating Active Living Programme, Muiriosa Ryan, Social Media & Digital Analytics Lead, Agatha Lawless, Project Manager, Healthy Eating & Active Living Programme, Edel McNamara, Senior Community Dietitian, Clodagh Armitage, Physical Activity Co-Ordinator, Caroline Murray, Health Promotion & Improvement, Norma Deasy, Campaign Manager,