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Steps to Health Challenge 2019

News and Events

Would you like to continuing walking during the year? Clickhere to get some great ideas about increasing your steps until next year's National Steps to Health Challenge.

2020 - Save the date

The provisional dates for next year's National Steps to Health Challenge is Monday 27th April 2020 - Sunday 31st May. 

Have a look at the wonderful photo's we received during the challenge HERE

Read our newsletters from the 2019 challenge HERE 

Read Peter Dineen's blog from the challenge HERE

Team's weekly average steps total

Thank-you to all of the Team Co-Ordinators who submitted their weekly steps during the 2019 Challenge.

Take a look back to see how well your team did over the five weeks click HERE

 What is the steps challenge?

The steps challenge is a five week walking challenge that encourages and 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 

Yammer | 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,