How many steps in the corridors of knowledge

04 April 2011

Would you like to know how many steps you walk per day?

The Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit (ESSM) is conducting a research study among UCT employees to measure how much they walk and to document the most frequently used walking routes.

All UCT employees based on upper campus are invited to participate in this research study. You will receive free blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index testing. In addition, you will receive information on your daily and weekly step accumulation.


  • The study duration is 10 weeks and measurements will take place at baseline (week 0), five weeks and 10 weeks.
  • Each participant will be asked to report on their habitual levels of physical activity and dietary habits in two questionnaires.
  • You will also be asked to wear a pedometer (step counter) for seven consecutive days during certain weeks. Please note that one group will receive weekly messages related to their walking, while the other group will receive the information at 10 weeks.

If you are interested in participating in this research study, please contact Dr Tracy Kolbe-Alexander (021 650 5126) or Kyrah Fraser (021 650 4569).

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