Abu Dhabi: The Public Health Centre in Abu Dhabi (ADPHC) has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Department of Community Development, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the fitness app STEPPI to introduce an interactive challenge to motivate individuals to walk 1 billion steps collectively.
The “1 Billion Steps Challenge” has to be accomplished by the end of the 9th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress that will be held in Abu Dhabi.
In line with ISPAH’s theme of “Making Every Move Count,” the challenge will run for 6 weeks from the 23rd of September to the 26th of October and bring together thousands of people across the wider local communities to help achieve the target, encouraging people to be more active.
The initiative expects to attract participation from 1000+ visitors from all over the world who will attend the 9th edition of the congress, which will run from 23rd to 26th October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
People can download the free STEPPI app and track their progress on a dedicated website with a live counter displaying the accumulated steps taken. The page will also include recommendations on different activities individuals can do to take as many steps as possible, to get the chance to enter a draw to win Etihad Airways tickets.
For his part, Prof. Jasper Schipperijn, President of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, highlighted that, “This is a very exciting initiative and involves all of the community in the lead up to this important congress and raises awareness of the importance of physical activity amongst the community. I highly recommend everyone to take part in this challenge and I am sure it will be a huge success, all the very best to all participants.”
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH CONGRESS
The ISPAH Congress is the One of the largest physical activity and health congress in the world, ISPAH Congress is widely recognized as the leading global society of researchers, experts and practitioners focused on promoting physical activity across the life course.