What Counts as Activity


 ... anything that moves you! It is suggested that 10,000 steps a day will assist you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, 12,000 – 15,000 steps a day will assist your body’s ability to burn calories. Don’t be discouraged if your daily steps are no where close to 10,000. The idea is to gradually increase your steps over time until you reach a target that you are comfortable with.

Try one of these activities to get yourself started;

  • Organized sports
  • Individual activity (running, jogging, working out at the gym)
  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Walking to speak to a coworker instead of sending an email
  • Parking at the farthest part of the car park
  • Walking your dog
  • Playing with your kids
  • Vigorous housework (i.e. vacuuming, washing windows/floors)
  • Home renovation projects
  • Gardening
  • Shoveling your walk
  • Grocery shopping
  • Dancing
  • Swimming

Contact Us

Human Resource Services
Fax: 780-492-0798
E-mail: org.health@ualberta.ca