10,000 Steps a day challenge

Join in our 10,000 steps a day challenge  during Heart Month  in February 2022

You can start your four week challenge of walking 10,000 steps a day on any day in February to mark Heart Month. Set yourself a small fundraising target of £100 or more to help to achieve it and help reduce preventable disease from high cholesterol. 

Do it anywhere outdoors or on a treadmill, at any time of day, on your own or with a friend, relative or colleague. It can improve your overall health and help lower your cholesterol. 

Being active is a major part of looking after your cholesterol levels and keeping your heart healthy. It can raise your HDL cholesterol levels, the good cholesterol which removes fat from your arteries. It can also lower your LDL cholesterol, the type of cholesterol that gets laid down in your arteries. It can help to lose fat from around your middle which is important for heart health. 

To take part: 

1) Use a tracker device to measure your steps. There are lots to brands to chose from on the market and free tracker apps you can access to record your progress (e.g. Fitbit, GoogleFit, Pacer and StepsApp). 

2) Open your Just Giving page via the link below and set your £100+ fundraising target. 

3) Share your Just Giving page with friends and colleagues via Facebook or email to boost your sponsorship. Why not get started by sponsoring yourself. Share your progress and photos by regular up-dates at the beginning of the challenge, each week, just before the end and afterwards.  

4) If you so wish, you can link your Fitbit device with your Just Giving page to show your progress and walking routes. 

Sign up today and make a difference for yourself as well as people with high cholesterol! 

Open your Just Giving fundraising page here 

Sheila Nardone

''Doing the 10,000 steps a day challenge was a personal achievement. Getting sponsorship meant that I had to go through with it. Knowing that I was helping myself and the charity at the same time kept me going each day'', Sheila Nardone, Senior Fundraising Manager at HEART UK. 

Read about how having high cholesterol has affected others: 

Your stories  

If you have any questions or queries about this challenge, please contact fundraising@heartuk.org.uk

Thank you for your support to HEART UK. 

PLEASE NOTE:  By completing the challenge you are doing this at your own risk and the charity cannot be held responsible for any injury caused.