After the success of the EventWell #step300k challenge for National Walking Month in May, EventWell is now challenging the event industry to get active and walking this summer.
Even during the lockdown, we can go outside for daily exercise and, the daily recommended step count to keep us fit and healthy is 10,000.
We are challenging event professionals to take on the challenge either individually, or in teams as added motivation, to achieve this daily step count, which is also 70,000 steps a week and 300,000-310,000 each month.
You can take up the challenge for one month or, go for the big one and aim for 10,000 steps every day for the 3 months of the summer, June – August.
Walking is the easiest and cheapest form of exercise that gets your heart rate up and your lungs expanding. The aim of walking should always be to feel good and get your mind full of positivity. Moving our bodies will always benefit our minds.
You can make walking part of your day no matter how busy you are; taking a walk at lunchtime, walking with your kids, walking after dinner to get some fresh air, walking whilst you take a phone call, or have a walk and talk with a friend, it can literally be done anywhere and any time.
Here’s some added motivation for you:
Completing 10,000 steps a day burns about 2,000 to 3,500 extra calories each week.
One pound of body fat equals 3,500 calories, so depending on your weight and workout intensity, you could lose about one pound per week simply by completing 10,000 steps each day.
You can even support EventWell with our funded projects and campaigns this year by asking your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.
Fundraising for EventWell goes a long way to supporting the essential annual campaigns and educational programmes we run as a charitable social enterprise and ‘The Mental Health and Wellbeing Voice of the Event Industry’ and, helps us to support the one in three event professionals who are struggling with their mental health every year. Maybe you would like to split your fundraising 50/50 with EventWell and a charity of your choice, maybe the NHS or Mind for all the amazing work they are doing right now?
You can download your information pack, personal step record and sponsorship forms here.
To sign up to this year’s EventWell Challenge step 300k use the contact form below to get in touch.