This New Year, take steps to Walk All Over Cancer

Shropshire men and women are invited to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s latest campaign, Walk All Over Cancer.

Walk All Over Cancer involves participants getting sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month
Walk All Over Cancer involves participants getting sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month

Perfect for anyone who feels they’ve over indulged this Christmas, Walk All Over Cancer involves participants getting sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.

Walking 10,000 steps at a brisk pace could burn around 500 calories* – that’s equivalent to two mince pies or a couple of slices of Christmas cake.

Paula Young, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for Shropshire, said: “January is the perfect time to commit to get a bit more active in 2019. And signing up to Walk All Over Cancer is a great way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.”

Not only will taking on the challenge help raise money, it has health benefits as well. Moderate exercise can help build stamina, burn excess calories and protect against a range of diseases including cancer.

Paula added: “Participants can tackle our Walk All Over Cancer challenge in their own way. They can take part on their own or ask family, friends and colleagues to join them.

“We are encouraging people to visit our website and to sign up now. However, they don’t need to pull on their walking boots until March, when the warmer weather will make it even easier to get off the sofa and get moving.

“10,000 steps is equal to about five miles, based on the average person’s strides. That’s quite a challenge for many people. But adopting small lifestyle changes – from walking to work or taking the stairs instead of the lift – will help make the goal feel achievable.

“By signing up now to take part in March, there’s lots of time to plan ways to fit in some extra steps every day.”

Keeping check on the number of steps taken each day has never been easier, with many smartphone apps, pedometers and wearable activity trackers.

Paula said: “Cancer survival has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress – but every step our doctors, nurses and scientists take relies on donations from the public and the tireless fundraising of our supporters.

“There are over 200 types of cancer and we need continued investment in research to help us find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them all. That’s why we need people to step up to the challenge and register now to Walk All Over Cancer.”

To sign up and receive a fundraising pack, with tips and ideas to help with the challenge, visit www.cruk.org/walkallover

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