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    mak_trouble891
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    So this month I have been doing the Steptember challenge for Cerebral Palsy. The aim is to walk 10,000 steps or more a day for 28 days. So far there has only been two days where I have not reached 10,000 steps. It can be hard some days. And I know 10,000 steps is the recommended daily goal for adults too. 
    So how many steps do you guys all do on average a day?

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    #111824
    champagnepapi
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    I try not to drive during the week so it’s usually pretty easy to hit the 10k mark! Great cause, well done! 

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    #111825
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    I would hate to see how little I do as an office worker. One thing I definitely miss about being a waitress is the walking!

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    #111826
    teatea
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    I try to get my 10k in everyday but I average at about 15k with all the walking around I do on campus 😆 I like waking up early to go for a walk in the mornings before doing anything else, and I feel like this is a good way to start my day (I get to sneak in all my steps before the sun comes out too hehe)! But I don’t always get up early every morning, I’ve been learning to be okay with not being super strict about doing things at a certain time, just getting them done is a good thing, no matter how long it takes.

    Also totally didn’t even realize steptember was a thing? Can I fundraise somehow?

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    #111827
    peachy
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    I try to do 10k too! I don’t find it too hard because I don’t drive so I’m always running to buses, walking to work and walking around campus.

    @Aunt_Flo I work in an office to and it’s so hard! Free lunches and birthday cakes make being healthy really hard too 🙁 

    I really enjoyed tracking my steps with a Fitbit for a while. I’m a bit competitive so I found being able to challenge your friends to a step goal was a good motivator for me too

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    #111828
    teatea
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    @peachy omg I’m totally the same with my fitbit, I’ve been doing weekly challenges with my friends for almost 2 months now haha (I’ve won most times!)

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    #111829
    MintMilanoMintMilano
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    I’ve got an app called StepUp that lets you invite your friends to join, it just uses your phone to track your steps and you can compare with friends, it makes a little bit of friendly competition.
    You can also set your goal so I brought mine down to 7000 steps. I work from home so I don’t do a hell of a lot of commuting but having the app definitely encourages me to walk more when I can to get up the steps. 10,000 is not as easy as it sounds!

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    #111830
    teatea
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    @MintMilano Do you find your phone counts your steps accurately? I used my phone before I got a FitBit and it seemed to grossly overexaggerate how many steps I did in a day.

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    #111831
    MintMilanoMintMilano
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    @tea honestly I couldn’t really say because I don’t really have anything I’ve recorded my step with to compared it to. It’s probably not the most accurate thing in the world but it gives a general idea, I reckon. 

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    #111832
    mak_trouble891
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    @tea, without doing the challenge, you can donate money and/or sponsor a person or group of people doing the challenge. I didn’t know it was a thing until a friend of mine asked me to join their team. And surprisingly quite a few people I know actually did the challenge this years. Its actually really cool.

    That’s heaps cool @peachy and @champagnepapi that you guys can get your steps up so easily. I really struggle some days, like @Aunt_Flo as I don’t really do a lot of walking for work and I do a lot of driving. So for me it really was a challenge.

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