Walktober

WALKTOBER | OCTOBER 3 - 30, 2016


 

This month long campaign saw people throughout the GTHA make healthier choices by choosing walking as an alternative form of transportation.
The goal of the campaign was to encourage users to walk at least 10,000 steps per day during Walktober. Why 10,000 steps? Numerous studies suggest that people who increased their walking to 10,000 steps daily experienced the following health benefits: 
 Reduced blood pressure
Improvement in glucose levels
 Reduced chances of hospitalization from a severe episode of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by about half
Reduced risk of stroke in men over the age of 60.


Thank you for making the switch towards a more active lifestyle this Walktober!

From October 3 – 30, 2016 participants walked over 9,500 km and saved over 1,180 kg of greenhouse gas emissions.

Congratulations to Bernadette Riordan for winning two 30 minute Segway Tour Vouchers for logging her trips in the month of October.



GET MOVING!

Check out the following resources that will help you add more steps to your day:
 

Ready to use monthly calendar with tips:
Walktober Month Calendar with tips
Customizable monthly calendars (blank):
Walktober Month Calendar

   
 

      
Use the step conversion chart to calculate your steps for ‘non-walking’ activities. 
    
If you add just 2,000 more steps a day to your regular activities, you may never gain another pound. For more interesting facts, click here.
  
Use this walking tip sheet to help squeeze more steps into your day and help you reach the 10,000 step mark. 

 


 

WALKTOBER MEDALS
Log your walking steps online during Walktober, aiming for 10,000 steps per day, to earn your virtual Walktober medals:
• Bronze Medal: Hit 10,000 or more steps a day for any 7 days.
• Silver Medal: Hit 10,000 or more steps a day for any 14 days.
• Gold Medal: Hit 10,000 or more steps a day for any 21 days.
• Platinum Medal: Hit 10,000 or more steps a day for all 28 days.

 

 

 



PROMOTE WALKTOBER!
 

Please check out our Communication Toolkit that will help you promote Walktober to your network and encourage participation in this campaign.

 

 

Click here to download the tip sheet for information on how to promote walking at your campus.

 

 

                                
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Infographic [PDF]
Infographic [JPEG]

 

 

 Click here for Official Rules and Regulations.