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Take up the 3x30 Challenge Today!

Start of the Berlin Marathon 2014 - anyone spot Gerald? Start of the Berlin Marathon 2014 - anyone spot Gerald?

The NHS Western Isles 3×30 Challenge is YOUR opportunity to commit to walking, cycling, jogging, swimming, or even kayaking – for 3K each day, for 30 days in a row.

Many people think that 3K sounds like a long distance, but in fact 3K only works out at 1.86 miles (1 kilometer = 0.62 miles). So with this in mind, 3K doesn’t really sound like such a large distance after all, does it?

We can all make plans to lose weight, get healthy, improve our personal best, and organise our lives – so why not resolve to do 3 kilometers every day for 30 days… either as an individual or as a group… and see yourself change your habits for a lifetime!

Whenever you want to start your 3×30 Challenge is completely up to you – and you don’t even have to go outside if you don’t want to … you could visit your local Sports Centre to use the cross-trainers, rowing machines, treadmills, exercise bikes and swimming pool.

The 3×30 Challenge is open to everyone within the Western Isles, and will be entirely run through its own dedicated website at www.3x30.scot.nhs.uk.

All you have to do is to register online and regularly post updates on what you’ve done and how you’re getting on. Teams are also encouraged to enter, but each person must register themselves separately.  You never know – you could end up motivating someone else to take up the Challenge too!

To help you get started, a useful section is included which offers activity ideas, weight diary, alcohol diary, and tips on getting your ‘5 a day’.

You also get the opportunity to read about some of our local 3×30 Ambassadors, sharing their personal stories and how keeping active is helping them in their daily life.

Why not also find out about some of your local sporting clubs and groups through their member profiles?  After reading about them and what each of their clubs and groups has to offer, you might find yourself becoming a member too.

A list of local sporting events has also been included to the website, and it is hoped that after completing your 3x30 Challenge, you may feel empowered and motivated enough to attempt them.

As an added incentive, those who complete the 3×30 Challenge will have the opportunity to receive one of our specially purchased 3×30 sports watches.  To receive yours, all you have to do is visit the ‘Your Posts’ page and post once daily, sharing  what activities you’re doing, for a total of any 25 days during your 30 day Challenge.

Finally, those intending to take part in the Men’s 5K being held on Saturday 23rd November, are being encouraged to sign up to the 3x30 Challenge, to help them to further build up their stamina in advance of the 5K.

So what are you waiting for – register online today at: www.3x30.scot.nhs.uk – and don’t forget to regularly post to let us know what you’re doing to achieve your 3×30 Challenge! You could also let us know about your progress via Twitter @NHSWI #3x30WI

Start of the Berlin Marathon 2014 - anyone spot Gerald?