Ivan Gilmour is set to mark his 40th anniversary with Royal Mail in kind-hearted style, by hosting two fundraising events for a cancer charity that means the world to him. To raise as much money as possible for Care for Cancer, Ivan Gilmour, who is also vice chair of the charity, is organising a ‘40,000 steps challenge’ and a sponsored four mile walk. The latter will be followed by an open day at Care for Cancer’s friendly Campsie-based premises, where refreshments and live music can be enjoyed. For Ivan, the two events enable him to tie his love of walking with his passion for fundraising. “Both Royal Mail and Care for Cancer have been a massive part of my life to date, and I love walking,” Ivan explained. “Similarly, community is also very much a part of my life and I enjoy fundraising, so I thought this was a good way to tie both together.” Ivan added, “The sponsored walk is a fun day for all ages and abilities, and everyone … [Read more...] about Join Postie Ivan’s 40,000 steps and more for Care for Cancer
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Most of us have heard that we should be hitting 10,000 steps a day to keep healthy and fit. But the research behind this target might surprise you. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Claudia Hammond 29 July 2019 Many of us track our steps with smart watches, pedometers or phone apps and are of course thrilled when we reach that all-important daily goal of 10,000 steps. With the app I use, green confetti tumbles down the screen in congratulation. The app logs “strikes”, too, challenging me to see how often I can manage a week-long stretch above 10,000 steps a day. Answer: rarely.There are debates over the accuracy of some step-counters and it’s obvious that they’re a blunt … [Read more...] about Do we need to walk 10,000 steps a day?
Bence Gaál Friday, July 12, 2019, 10:30 More than 220,000 employees from 185 countries around the world started their journey towards a healthier lifestyle this July, as part of this yearʼs Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, which was introduced to Hungary in 2015, organizers told the Budapest Business Journal. The annual workplace event encourages employees to lead healthier lifestyles. The event aims at helping individuals prevent illness and make them healthy, engaged and focused employees, so that they can help boost business productivity, as well as reduce absenteeism and workplace incidents. Generally 75% of participants reach more than 10,000 steps per day, compared to 21% pre-event. Some 68% report a decrease in stress levels at home and work, 54% report an increase in productivity and concentration, and 60% of those who take part say the Global Challenge increases their energy levels. In Hungary, the main partner of the event is the American Chamber of … [Read more...] about Virgin Pulse Global Challenge promotes healthier lifestyles
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - Local People by Aaron Kendall - News Editor [email protected] One local hero has run 1,000 miles in 32 days; that’s 31 miles a day; completing over 38 marathons, and burning hundreds of thousands of calories. Justin Lord from Launceston has overcome blisters and battled every weather condition up and down the country to raise money for charity, and to show people that anything is possible.He has been no stranger to a challenge and despite the odds he has been able to raise thousands for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Supporters labelled him as ‘one of the most incredible people they have ever met’, and from this journey alone you can see why. The 43-year-old started his journey from Launceston Castle on March 18 heading up past Bristol, across into Wales and then up the road to Manchester, before getting to his half-way destination of Edinburgh Castle. He then headed back down the same route returning home on April … [Read more...] about Thousands raised as Justin completes his 1,000 mile challenge
A grandfather is in training for a million-step, 775km challenge to raise funds for his disabled granddaughter. David Jeapes, 62, will walk from his home in Saint- Pardoux, Deux-Sèvres, to Hastings, East Sussex, to raise money for four-year-old Violet who has quadriplegic dystonic cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a rare chromosome disorder.He will also be raising money for two other charities.One, APEEIMC, is in France and helps families with disabled children. The other is in the UK and supports the work of Evelina London Children’s Healthcare Hospital.APEEIMC’s Sonia Cardoner said they are very appreciative that their “petite association” has been chosen, as she says they are determined to continue their battle to make sure disabled children have the same rights as others to play, go to school and live in specially adapted housing. She said: “We cannot stop because our children are extraordinary.”Mr Jeapes and his wife Suzette, who is helping … [Read more...] about Grandad’s million-step France to UK challenge