I can’t remember where I heard it, or where I read it, but it stuck in my mind.
Humans are meant to be active…that’s ok I thought, I CrossFit. I go to the box most days and for that hour, I give it everything I’ve got. Therefore, I’m active.
I was wrong, so, so wrong. I hope at this point I don’t teach you something new when I say that in a day, there are 24 hours. I’m active for one of those hours. Just over a measly 4% of the day, my body go into exercise mode.
This got me thinking for a modern human, what does their day look like?
Well, if you don’t have kids, it looks something like this:
Wake up, shower, get dressed, get in the car, park at work, walk to your desk, sit all day, leave work, get in car, drive home, sit on the sofa and go to bed.
50% of adults in the UK walk less than 2000 steps (roughly a mile) a day.
And that’s where step up to April began, a drive to get adults active again.
The rules are as follows –
Starts 1st April – end of April
Step up challenge
- 10,000 steps a day – 1point
- 15,000 steps a day – 2 points
- Highest step day out of that week – 5 points
-Highest step total for the week – 5 points
– Fat loss in a fortnight (measured at gym) – 5 points
– Special workout participation, will be 2 in the month (will be announced) – 5 points
Steps will be added to a Google excel document and will be done on trust basis. The whole week will need to be entered by the end of Monday each week.
Will create a WhatsApp group for chats and banter.
Must be measured on reliable source:
Fitbit, sports watch, pedometer, phone etc.
No gender split on this one, winner takes the whole pot