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The History Behind 10K a Day!

We see this goal everywhere…from Fitbit advertising to workplace challenges and everything in-between…but WHY??

Here’s where it all started: A marketing campaign took place in Japan as a precursor to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. They were promoting an early Japanese pedometer created by Dr. Yoshiro Hatano in the hopes they could persuade others to become less slothful and more active. If he could convince them to increase their daily steps from 4,000 to 10,000 then they would burn off approximately 500 extra calories a day. Ironically, the pedometer was called a Manpo-Kei. In Japanese, “man” means 10,000, “po” means steps and “kei” means meter. So it was, literally, a 10,000 steps meter.

You may be thinking, "How can I hit 10,000 steps each day?!" Here are some tips to help you hit 10K a day:

• Take a walk outside
• Park further out in the parking lot
• When out shopping, make a couple extra laps on the outside isles
• Keep extra shoes and socks at work
• Position your trash further away, so you have to get up and walk
• Walk with music on
• Walk in place during tv commercials
• Always take the stairs
• Skip the walking escalators in the airport
• Convert other activities into steps
• Find a walking video online and follow along

Did Someone Say Prizes?!

Log in and enter your steps today! The goal is to get you moving or to get you to more MORE. Don't forget each week there are chances to win individual or team prizes with TWO $100 Grand Prizes given at the end.

What IS the Get Moving Challenge?

Let's GET MOVING! The Get Moving Challenge is a collaboration designed to encourage the UND Community (Faculty/Staff/Friends/Family) to walk at least 10,000 steps each day and educate them on the importance of physical activity. The Get Moving Challenge will have you moving more by the end of the challenge! The Get Moving Challenge runs from May 29 to June 25!
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