A Walk Around the World for Rudy
A Walk Around the World for Rudy
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A Walk Around the World for Rudy

Walking Challenge Fundraiser brought to you by The Rudy A Menon Foundation

It’s the time we have all been waiting for — the 8th annual “Remembering Rudy” Walk!

A Walk Around the World for Rudy

What are we doing: Since we cannot walk together this year, we are walking individually but as a team, counting our steps and total distance walked, with the goal of collectively walking around the world (approximately 60-65 million steps) in memory of Rudy

When is it happening: The walk will start on May 4th and end on June 4th (inclusive), giving us 32 days to walk around the world together

How will it work: This year, we are asking for a £25 fee to register as a walker and then for walkers to seek to raise funds through sponsorship from friends, family, colleagues, etc. We will be using the Big Team Challenge (BTC) platform to monitor our progress over the course of the month. Click on the link below to sign up to be a walker (via Eventbrite) and you will automatically be registered on BTC (keep your eyes peeled for that email!).  Once you have signed up, you will receive instructions for how to log in to Big Team Challenge either online or through the dedicated app, to report your steps/distance walked. You will also have the option to link the app directly to your Fitbit/Apple Watch/various other wearable step counting devices. We will have a step counter and a leaderboard on the Foundation website and there will be several opportunities to share photos and status updates via social media!

I can’t walk but still want to get involved: Not to worry! We recognise that not everyone will be able to pound the pavement and rack up the steps so there is also the option to Sponsor a Walker. Simply click on the Sponsor a Walker link below and sponsor a walker or multiple walkers. Every little bit makes a difference!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A WALKER

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR A WALKER (if you are a UK taxpayer)

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR A WALKER (if you are NOT a UK taxpayer)

Thank you all for your support as walkers and sponsors and we can’t wait to get to steppin’!

#OneStepCloser #IfYouCanWeCan

With love and respect,The Rudy A Menon Foundation

A Walk Around the World for Rudy

Walking Challenge Fundraiser brought to you by The Rudy A Menon Foundation

It’s the time we have all been waiting for — the 8th annual “Remembering Rudy” Walk!

A Walk Around the World for Rudy

What are we doing: Since we cannot walk together this year, we are walking individually but as a team, counting our steps and total distance walked, with the goal of collectively walking around the world (approximately 60-65 million steps) in memory of Rudy

When is it happening: The walk will start on May 4th and end on June 4th (inclusive), giving us 32 days to walk around the world together

How will it work: This year, we are asking for a £25 fee to register as a walker and then for walkers to seek to raise funds through sponsorship from friends, family, colleagues, etc. We will be using the Big Team Challenge (BTC) platform to monitor our progress over the course of the month. Click on the link below to sign up to be a walker (via Eventbrite) and you will automatically be registered on BTC (keep your eyes peeled for that email!).  Once you have signed up, you will receive instructions for how to log in to Big Team Challenge either online or through the dedicated app, to report your steps/distance walked. You will also have the option to link the app directly to your Fitbit/Apple Watch/various other wearable step counting devices. We will have a step counter and a leaderboard on the Foundation website and there will be several opportunities to share photos and status updates via social media!

I can’t walk but still want to get involved: Not to worry! We recognise that not everyone will be able to pound the pavement and rack up the steps so there is also the option to Sponsor a Walker. Simply click on the Sponsor a Walker link below and sponsor a walker or multiple walkers. Every little bit makes a difference!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A WALKER

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR A WALKER (if you are a UK taxpayer)

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR A WALKER (if you are NOT a UK taxpayer)

Thank you all for your support as walkers and sponsors and we can’t wait to get to steppin’!

#OneStepCloser #IfYouCanWeCan

With love and respect,The Rudy A Menon Foundation

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The health benefits
Obviously the big reason most of our customers start their walking and step challenges are the immediate health benefits to their participants. Walking is considered one of the best forms of exercise out there but is often overlooked. Walking is a low impact exercise that is accessible to almost everyone and can help a broad range of people for whom running and other strenuous exercise may not be an option. Not to mention it doesn't require any expensive equipment or gadgets either!

Mental wellbeing
While the immediate health benefits might be obvious, walking can also have a significant impact on a persons mental health and wellbeing. Daily walks have shown to increase creative output, attention spans and jovial moods, while lowering tension, anxiety and depression. This is extra effective when your mind is allowed to wonder and take in the nature and scenes around you.

Social
Unlike a lot of other forms of exercise, walking is ideal for spending time with others and enjoying a good chat. In an increasing age of social isolation, walking is a great excuse to arrange some time with a friend or colleague you have't seen in a while and to grab a coffee while you're out.

Easily increasing your workout
There are plenty of cheap and easy ways to increase your workout when walking. For instance, why not try adding some weights to make the muscles work harder, or try a greater incline such as hillwalking or an inclined treadmill!

Team step challenge
A core reason for the development of Big Team Challenge was a way of helping companies find a way to help relieve some of the stress that comes with working in an office environment. In the last 30 years there has been a dramatic shift from and active labour-intensive workforce to that of a sedentary office based one. With this change comes a dangerous chance that the population as a whole will be much less active during their working lives. It's important that employers are pro-active in getting their staff engaged in regular daily exercise, whether this is swapping their car ride for a bike, or something as simple as parking further away and getting in more steps before and after work. However, it's not solely the employees' attitudes that needs to change, employers need to think about how they are affecting the mental wellbeing of their staff too. Building policies in place to encourage regular breaks stressful activities is a great way to get started. Perhaps start with putting rules in place to enforce breaks from screens and phone calls and getting those who can to do a quick lap around the building?