Hospice launches new virtual exercise challenge
Join team Fit Feb and move a mile a day, your way.
Research shows that 80%* of new year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. For those of us who have already fallen off the bandwagon, St Barnabas House has launched a fun and achievable virtual exercise challenge called Fit Feb.
Whether you choose to run, walk, or swim, the aim is to move a mile a day throughout February. The best part, you don’t need to be super fit or belong to a gym to commit to the challenge.
St Barnabas House Chief Executive, Rosemarie Finley, is taking part in Fit Feb and says, “My New Year’s resolution, and that of everyone at St Barnabas House, is to reach more people and provide the very best in hospice care. On a personal level, one of my goals this year is to try new things and get fitter.
“I’ve decided to walk, but you can choose your favourite fitness activity. Just complete a mile each day and keep a log as you go. By raising sponsorship, every step, splash or stride you take will go towards ensuring local people are supported and cared for throughout their journey with a terminal illness.
“Every Fit Feb donation will make a real difference. Raise £35 in sponsorship and you could provide a patient with an hour’s physiotherapy treatment. Raise £100 and your efforts could provide 10 patients with a freshly prepared and nutritious meal.”
Also supporting the campaign is St Barnabas House Vice President and former radio DJ, Ambrose Harcourt, known fondly to many as ‘Mr Lurve’.
Ambrose says, “February is the month of love, so I encourage everyone to love themselves and love their local hospice by taking part in Fit Feb.
“For my Fit Feb, I’m going to walk a mile a day on my running machine upstairs in my house. And when I can, I’ll go for a walk in my local village as well.”
Sign up to Fit Feb is free and closes on 31 January 2020.
Reference: A study by US News from 2017 revealed that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail before February: https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2015-12-29/why-80-percent-of-new-years-resolutions-fail As referenced in 2019 Metro article: https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/29/stop-setting-new-years-resolutions-exercise-start-working-now-11240019/