Public Health, Lancashire County Council is leading a health week/day ‘Your Mile Your Way’ event on Friday 18th May 2018. As part of an initiative to get everybody up and active, the challenge for the citizens of Lancashire is to walk, run, swim, dance, bounce, bike, skate, row, cartwheel, skip or jump around the world in a day (this equates to 24,901 miles).
We want to encourage children, young people, adults, older people and families to help reach the target of 24,901 mile in one day. Pledges to walk a mile in any way can be made in the Your Mile Your Way website (http://www.yourmileyourway.co.uk) which also has a list of exciting activities taking place in your area during the week commencing 14th May 2018.
The Your Mile Your Way health event is to ultimately promote the uptake of physical activity in any shape or form. The health benefits in taking up physical activity has multiple benefits. Some of these include:
- Reduces risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50%
- Improves the chances to live longer
- Improves physical, mental health and mood
- Improves ability to do daily activities and prevents falls
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Hira Miah, Public Health Practitioner, Lancashire County Council