It’s the time of year we all feel under pressure to make a new start, lose weight and do something new with our lives. With life being so hectic nowadays it’s not always easy to commit to your new year’s health resolutions. One way to ensure you stay committed is to sign up for an event with Heart Research UK. This will give you a set date to aim to, people will sponsor you so you can’t let them or yourself down by quitting and after all that, you will have gained a new experience in life, improved your health and probably made some great friends along the way.
Heart Research UK have a whole host of exciting challenges for you to take on in 2018 such as the iconic Great North Run and the Subway 5k series. Not to mention adrenalin packed skydives or intrepid global challenges such as trekking the mighty Great Wall of China or cycling from London to Paris.
Even if leaving your home town to do a challenge seems too much effort and cost, Heart Research UK have even thought of something to suit you too. The My Run, My Way challenge is aimed at people who want to create their own run. Take on your own 5k, 10k, half or full marathon and do it your way. Choose a date, time, route, distance and people to run with and apply for your FREE pack to get started – easy. Check out Natalie’s story here and be inspired to take control of your own event for friends and family. There is also the Swim the Channel challenge where you have three months to swim the distance of the channel, but don’t worry, it’s in the comfort of your local swimming pool.
So if you want to set yourself that all important Healthy Heart Challenge for 2018 just contact Heart Research UK to sign up for an event and you will receive your FREE fundraising pack along with support from our friendly team and supporters. Some will have completed the challenges before so there’s always someone to help, advise and motivate along the way.
Heart disease is still the UK’s single biggest killer and can strike any of us at any time. Knowing that 80% of this disease is preventable is very important. You can make changes right now to help change the future of your heart health and fitness plays a huge part in this change. By fundraising for us, you will also be contributing to funding our pioneering medical research into heart disease so it’s a win/win for you.