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Are you hitting 10,000 steps a day?

Tagged In:  Health

‘Walking is man’s best medicine’; the wise words of Hippocrates, the great physician dubbed The Father of Medicine, ring true to this day. Yet only 20% of adults exercise for a minimum of 150 minutes each week!

Whilst 150 minutes might sound a lot to a busy healthcare professional, achieving this each week isn’t as difficult as you might think. Walking 10,000 steps a day easily completes this weekly task, especially if you’re pounding the wards. It can be more difficult to walk those distances if you’ve got a more sedentary role, like an Ultrasound Practitioner, or a Clinical Psychologist within the CAMHS.

There are small lifestyle changes you can make too. Just waking up that bit earlier makes all the difference, as does having a friend who is equally committed to making the small lifestyle adjustment. And those who walk in the week as opposed to just at the weekend perform 25% better, according to Withings, the manufacturer of the Activité Steel smartwatch we are giving away to one lucky healthcare professional.  

If you want to improve your fitness levels and make sure you hit your target, why not enter into our competition to win one of the latest smartwatches to hit the market. 

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Jeff Tuso, 09 June 2016, 12:16 PM
I want to improve my fitness levels and I hope to get more info about this.
Sanctuary Health, 14 June 2016, 09:31 AM
Hi Jeff,

There are lots of ways to improve your fitness levels - healthy eating and exercise being the two main things!

The NHS healthy living page is full of practical advice and support
You can also take a look at some of Withings' blogs about fitness

Kind regards,
Sanctuary Health
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