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New dates for Get Moving
New dates have been set for CFA's Get Moving Challenge, with the pilot physical activity challenge for members now set to start on 24 March, one month later than originally planned due to the busy fire season.
Get Moving is a state-wide pilot, with signed up members receiving a free pedometer to record the total number of steps they take over a 12-week period.
More than 20 prizes have been donated by generous sponsors, including a treadmill, spin bike and $1000 sports equipment voucher. While the major przies are results-based (linked to weight loss and total average steps) anyone who participates will be eligible for random entry prizes.
Nicole Taylor from CFA’s Healthy for Life program said that Get Moving had shifted its dates to allow more members to participate following a busy operational period.
Nicole encouraged participants to aim high and try to achieve 10,000 steps per day.
“Research shows that 10,000 steps per day – about an hour and a half of brisk walking – can significantly improve stamina and burn excess calories,” she said.
“That might sound like a lot but it’s very achievable if you integrate walking into your everyday life by parking your car further away or taking the steps instead of the lift at work.
“This is a great challenge to undertake together with a friend or workmate so you can motivate each other and compare your progress. It lets you how simple things like a lunch hour walk or taking the stairs can all add up,” said Nicole.
"We encourage everyone who reads this to spread the word to fellow brigade members and any other CFA contacts you think might be interested."
More information about Get Moving and Healthy for Life program can be found here.