“There are over 300 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on the 10,000 steps per day protocol,” according to Jinger S. Gottschall, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State. This is why we are aiming to do 10,000 steps a day; one study found that people who take more than 10,000 steps a day have lower blood pressure levels and better cardiovascular fitness, another determined that getting close to 10,000 steps helps lower blood glucose levels and cuts the risk of developing diabetes. Experts also say that this amount of activity can help you maintain your weight.
This campaign started on April 10, 2017 and will run through October 10, 2017 coinciding with Frankfurt Book Fair week.
Through Travel the World with ACCUCOMS, we at ACCUCOMS aim to raise awareness and funds to fight illiteracy by collecting donations for Room to Read.
ACCUCOMS will donate 100 euros for every 10 million steps, so join now and walk for charity! Do you want to donate as well? Every donation is welcome! Please donate here. A donation to Room to Read is tax deductible in many countries!
Walking from Saudi Arabia, we have now reached the city of Ludhiana in India to pick up our colleague, Rikshit Chopra. Did you know that a Hindu symbol of good fortune is called tilak? Cows, which are wandering freely on the streets are considered sacred in India, often wear them. Read more interesting facts about India here!
TOTAL AMOUNT OF STEPS: 16,861,451
Walk as far as you can for a chance to win special prizes. The winner and some runners-up will get raffle tickets to have a chance to win your own CUSTOMIZED NIKE-shoes or other cool prizes in a raffle at the yearly Beerfest on October 12, 2017 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
|1 Mareike Öhler (987,126 steps)|
|2 Bakheet Beshtawy (672,989 steps)|
|3 Lisa Toner (652,345 steps)|
|4 Mary Buttner (643,762 steps)|
|5 Jane Anders (555,669 steps)|
|1 Mareike Öhler (338,061 steps)|
|2 Lisa Toner (187,536 steps)|
|3 Jane Anders (174,058 steps)|
|4 Bakheet Beshtawy (123,270 steps)|
|5 Karen Meija (92,961 steps)|
|€ 5 – Anonymous (Netherlands)|
Did you know…?
…that nearly 800 million people are illiterate and two thirds are women and girls. You have the power to change that.
Tip of the week
If you cannot walk for 30-minutes continuously, you can spread it in 10 minutes during the day.