We are running 100 miles in January for Hospice UK

Running 100 miles in January 2022

Increased physical activity lowers your risk of developing conditions that can shorten your life and may lead to you needing Hospice care

We are running 100 miles in the month of January 2022 to raise money for Hospice UK and to promote the link between increased physical activity levels and a lowered risk of developing conditions such as dementia, some cancers such as bowel cancer, and heart and circulatory conditions which can shorten your life and mean that you may need the services of a Hospice.

January is a time when a number of people will be considering increasing their physical activity but it is common for exercise plans to tail-off quickly either due to injury or a lack of continued motivation. In clinic, from the middle of January onwards, it is common for us to see patients who are injured returning to activity and either doing too much too soon or not following an appropriate training plan. Injury can quickly lead to de-motivation to continue to be physically active but it is vital that we maintain adequate physical activity throughout our lives and not just for January!

Hopefully we can help with any injuries in clinic, but by running 100 miles in the month of January, we hope to demonstrate the link between adequate levels of physical activity and a lowered risk of developing conditions that can shorten life, which is hopefully motivation to keep exercise levels up throughout the year and your lifetime. Many people are unaware of this link, especially with respect to some types of cancer, such as bowel cancer. As well as raising awareness of this link, we are also raising money for Hospice UK. The more active we are, the less chance there is of our lives being shortened and of needing hospice care.

If you would like to check our progress with the challenge or donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walkritehospiceuk where you can chart our progress and we will be highlighting health facts to hopefully keep you moving and motivated.