Step Count Challenge




This year more than 40 Shetland teams have signed up, with more than 550 teams across Scotland. You can see the leader board here – halfway through the challenge, “Twisted Blister” from Shetland Island’s Council were in 3rd place overall, well done walkers!

Walking is a great form of exercise, and the perfect way to work towards the recommended activity levels.  Just a few of the reasons why walking is so popular:

  • It’s free
  • You don’t need any special equipment
  • You can do it almost anywhere
  • It can fit around your schedule
  • If you replace some short car journeys with walking, you could even save a bit of cash!

Walking for 10 minutes or more counts, and if you manage 30 minutes on 5 days a week you are right on track for all the health benefits physical activity can bring. 23 and a half hours is a video that tells you all about the single best thing you can do for your health...exercise!

Who’s taking part?

The Step Count Challenge runs annually for teams of 5 – you’re too late for this year, but keep an eye out for next year’s challenge if you’d like to take part.

Health Improvement have people in two different teams going head to head – “One Puma and Four Housecats” and “Sauntering Sirens” -  so everyone is trying to clock up a few extra steps around the office – walking meetings, volunteering for the milk-run, lunchtime power walks – if you’ve got any more ideas, get in touch, we’ve got a long way to go to catch up with Twisted Blister!