Healthy living: Al Fara’a teams are a step ahead in week 3

The two teams from Al Fara’a General Contracting are still leading the way in first and second place, with the Step Pounders already past the 2.8-million-steps mark and the Steppers close behind on 2.5m.

Walkers at Yas Circuit. Lee Hoagland / The National
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We are into week three of the Get-­FitArabia Cor­­­porate Step Challenge and the teams are sha­king things up a little on our leaderboard.

The two teams from Al Fara'a General Contracting are still leading the way in first and second place, with the Step Pounders already past the 2.8-million-steps mark and the Steppers close behind on 2.5m. The National's team has dropped down into fourth place on 1.8m, overtaken by the J B Challengers who are about 50,000 steps ahead.

The 46 teams, each made up of five people, are attempting to take at least 60,000 steps a day. That’s 12,000 steps per person, which is a little more than 9km, roughly equivalent to the length of Abu Dhabi Corniche.

The 230 people participating in the month-long walking challenge have been given fitness-tracker wristbands that monitor how many steps they take each day.

The challenge has been organised by Duplays adult sport and social club. Each team that hits the 60,000 mark collectively enters a virtual draw that day for a chance to win shopping vouchers worth Dh10,000. There is also an individual lottery for those who hit 12,000 steps and another for the top 10 teams with the most number of average daily steps.

• Check out Arts&Life every Wednesday for the latest list of the top 10 teams in the GetFit- Arabia Corporate Step Challenge. Or check out the latest positions here