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Take the healthy lifestyle and weight loss challenge

Challenge accepted!

Mackay Hospital and Health Service has challenged CQ Health to a healthy lifestyle and weight loss competition. We've accepted the challenge.

We want you on team CQ Health

We need you and the entire Central Queensland community to join the challenge and help us win.

The challenge

The challenge runs for 16 weeks. We will improve our health, get active and lose weight while tracking our steps, weight and waist measurements.

At the end of the challenge we hope to celebrate a big win over Mackay. We'll also celebrate the milestones along the way - every 10,000 kg and 10,000 cm lost in weight and waist measurements. They sound like big numbers, but the Cancer Council Queensland report released in January says 73% of Central Queenslanders are overweight or obese.

The challenge runs from Monday 18 June 2018 - 5 October 2018.

You can sign up from Monday 4 June 2018.

How to join

Sign up from Monday 4 June 2018 at the 10,000 steps website: www.10000steps.org.au

Read the instructions on how to join the challenge or download the instruction sheet

New to 10,000 steps?

  1. Go to the 10,000 Steps website www.10000steps.org.au and select Sign Up.
  2. Enter your details to create your own account, we encourage you to use an organisational email address if you are part of a workplace group. Please note down your password as you will need it to login.
  3. Select that you would like to register as a participant.
  4. You will be asked to verify your email address by checking your emails and clicking on the link provided.
  5. Complete the last required details needed to create your account.
  6. Your account will now be created and you can access your Dashboard.
  7. On your Dashboard, click on the Add Health Measures card.
  8. Enter in your current height, weight and waist measurements, and add your goals.
  9. Select which Health Challenge you would like to join: CQ Hospital and Health Service, Mackay Hospital and Health Service or Other (for regions outside of Mackay and Central Queensland).

Already have a 10,000 steps login?

If you are already a member of the 10,000 Steps website, you can join the Challenge by doing the following:

  1. Go to the 10,000 Steps website www.10000steps.org.au and select Login.
  2. Login with your email address or username and password.
  3. On your Dashboard, click on the Add Health Measures card.
  4. Enter in your current height, weight and waist measurements, and add your goals.
  5. Select which Health Challenge you would like to join: CQ Hospital and Health Service, Mackay Hospital and Health Service or Other (for regions outside of Mackay and Central Queensland).

Viewing team progress

The Health Challenge begins on Monday 18 June 2018. Once you have selected to be part of the Challenge your steps, weight and waist girth will automatically contribute to your health service’s total from this date. Please note: Your individual data will not be shown.

View the Challenge progress here: https://www.10000steps.org.au/health-challenge/

Last updated: 4 June 2018

Contact us

For more information about the 10,000 lives movement email 10000Lives@health.qld.gov.au

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