"Thanks to the challenge I've made a real proactive effort to complete 10,000 steps."
"I set my goal to complete 10,000 steps a day. I'd taken part in Beat the Street, saw Take Twelve and thought I'd give it a go! It's been the kick start for me to take care of my health.
I sit down in front of a screen at work all day with little time to move around - it's tricky to get away from my desk. Thanks to the challenge I've made a conscious effort to get up and complete my 10,000 steps. I decided to buy a second-hand treadmill and often start the day with a brisk 1,000 steps on it. I notice it when I don't start the day with a walk now! I don't feel as awake and ready for the day.
For the first time in my life, I've been getting up a little bit earlier and doing 1,000 steps before breakfast!
For others thinking about making a change, I would say - just go for it!