Thinking of getting active?
Are you sitting on the sofa reading this? Staying inside, out of the cold maybe? Perhaps you are thinking about how you could (maybe even should) be doing something else? Entering a charity challenge is a great way to help you set and achieve your own goals to get physically active and improve your health and wellbeing.
Regular exercise alongside a balanced diet is key to staying in shape. It dramatically decreases your risk of experiencing any number of serious health conditions. Entering a charity challenges will benefit both you and the cause you choose to support. It also has a positive impact of making you feel better – both physically and mentally.
It is not always easy to take on a charity challenge or to know where to start. It really can test your capabilities and resolve. However, here are a few simple tips to help ensure you remain enthused and motivated for your challenge, whatever you choose it to be…
In this blog our Sports Ambassador, Karen Arney talks about her own experiences of living with a Stage 4 diagnosis while she continues to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She touches on planning, establishing new habits, finding what sort of activity is right for you and, of course, how to do so safely.
- Taking part in an ‘ultra’. An experienced marathon runner, Karen discusses the desire to push yourself that little bit further, by taking part in an Ultra event. Read more
- Fading February? How to focus on your fitness goals. Struggling to keep up with your fitness goals as the harsh realities of winter begin to bite? Karen Arney shares her advice. Read more
Be careful to balance your desire to try something out of your comfort zone with what you are going to be better suited to and the time you will need to train. Running is a popular choice for a charity challenge but not great for those perhaps prone to injury. Cycling is a better option to minimise stress on the body, but some may not be comfortable on the roads.
Whatever your choice or even if you need help choosing, please contact us. We are here at Against Breast Cancer to help guide you through your challenge experience. We cannot wait to get started with you……Find an event that's right for you