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Archive: March 2017



NHS Ayrshire & Arran and the Step Count Challenge

Last year we saw some brilliant engagement in the spring and autumn Step Count Challenges from staff at NHS Ayrshire & Arran. With support from the organisation’s Health Improvement team hundreds of staff benefited from taking part. Team Rehab Rebels from the cardiac rehab unit at University Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock topped the Autumn Step […]

Meet the Walkers: Bernie

Bernie McCormack shares how joining the challenge a second time has helped keep her on track. ‘I am generally an unfit single mother of two, most of my activities involve juggling work and my family life with schools runs, food shopping and being a ‘Mum Taxi’ taking up most of my time. ‘Due to Health […]

Meet the Walkers: Jane

Jane’s relationships both in and out of work were enhanced during the Step Count Challenge. Her team at work went from being close to even closer, by sharing the fun, hilarity, and sometimes pain of the challenge. In her home life, Jane found herself spending more time with her family by heading out for walks […]

Meet the Walkers: Aileen

Aileen noticed a huge change in her sleep pattern when she started walking more. Aileen’s motivation to walk more came from her team, she’s now a big believer that having others around you doing the same thing can be a huge motivation. “Physically I sleep an awful lot better, since taking part in the Step […]

Meet the Walkers: Kirsty

Even though Kirsty’s job keeps her on her feet and moving for a large part of the day, she knew that during weekends and evenings she was sitting too much. Increasing evidence shows that extended periods of sitting are harmful to your health. Our Step Count Challenge helped Kirsty to ditch the car and get […]

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