Hall committee preps for steps
BOOYAL Hall Committee has invited all residents to join them in the “10,000 Step Challenge”.
Booyal resident Heather McMahon formed the first team for the challenge.
Her neighbours recognised that exercise was key to staying fit and healthy, and when she asked them for a team name, neighbour Peter Wright came up with “The Booyal Bitumen Burners”.
Teams of four can register their catchy names in one of four categories schools, over 55s, friends/family or business/sports.
Pedometers are provided for a $5 hire fee to record each step over a four-week period.
The origin of the “10,000 steps a day” can be traced back to Japanese manufacturers who introduced the concept as a slogan.
The Booyal initiative is aptly-timed as recent figures from the Heart Foundation have shown 72.5% of the population in the Wide Bay Burnett Region are not active enough and 28.5% of our residents are obese.
The “10,000 Step Challenge” will be launched at the Booyal Hall on 34 Causeway Rd on Sunday, May 17 at 8am. After testing the pedometers with a brisk walk around the paddock, teams are invited to a healthy breakfast ($5pp).
To register, email Booyal Hall at email@example.com or sign up at the hall on Sunday. Phone Heather McMahon on 0417 951 154 for more information.
HEALTHY TEAM: 10000 Steps team The Booyal Bitumen Burners- Ken and Anna Meloury, Peter Wright, Heather McMahon with their pedometers.