Hall com­mit­tee preps for steps

Isis Town and Country - - News - By PETRA DE JONG

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 shab­bie001@gmail.com or sign up at the hall on Sun­day. Phone Heather McMa­hon on 0417 951 154 for more in­for­ma­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HEALTHY TEAM: 10000 Steps team The Booyal Bi­tu­men Burn­ers- Ken and Anna Meloury, Peter Wright, Heather McMa­hon with their pe­dome­ters.

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