Join our #move4ten Challenge !

It is very simple in concept, yet may not be so easy in practice.

I trust you to Challenge yourselves and encourage others. The more involved you become the more motivation and support we will all have together.


Ten steps to DAILY participation:

  1. Wake up INSPIRED
  2. Be SAFE
  3. Elevate your heart rate for 10 reps or minutes (walking/nordic walking/squats/lunges/(wall) press ups/walk a flight of stairs, etc.)
  4. Do this when your intuition tells you that you have been sat down for too long. Alternatively set an alarm on your phone or watch for several times a day (to ensure you break up your work day sat behind your desk)
  5. SHARE your activity on social media, e.g. “I’ve just walked fast for 10 minutes”, or “I’ve just done 10 air squats in the print room”, or simply share a photo or video of your 10 reps/minutes activity.
  6. Add HASHTAGS #move4ten and #nordicwalkingpreston
  7. TAG a friend and encourage their participation
  8. Don’t be SHY. You are helping yourself and the nation to improve fitness levels, health and wellbeing
  9. Repeat anytime, at least once per day, for the 30 days of September 2017


Did you know that approx 1 in 3 adults aged 40-60 don’t manage even a brisk walk for 10 minutes once a month.
This alone can contribute over time to an early death due to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Dementia or even Depression.
That is one of your friends or family members. It might even be you.
I encourage you to join us in September 2017 in our #move4ten challenge.


Reported in the Guardian in August 2017:

About 6 million middle-aged people in England are endangering their health by not taking so much as a brisk walk once a month, government advisers have said.

Clinicians said such a lack of exercise increases an individual’s risk of prematurely developing serious health conditions including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia and cancer.

Public Health England (PHE) said 41% of the 15.3 million English adults aged 40 to 60 walk less than 10 minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace of at least 3mph.

PHE has launched a health campaign targeting the sedentary middle-aged by encouraging them to walk to the shop instead of using a car and to take up walking on lunch breaks to add “many healthy years” to their lives.

Health leaders believe that 10 minutes’ walking a day is likely to be seen as achievable by people who are chronically inactive and that the health benefits include increased fitness, improved mood, a healthier body weight and a 15% reduction in the risk of dying prematurely.



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Updated: September 1, 2017 — 8:12 am


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