Get fit for summer with 5X50 challenge
With spring in the air many people will be looking to kickstart a summer of improved fitness and more activity (especially if you have booked a walking or cycling holiday) There is no doubt that during the winter it is harder to motivate yourself to go outdoors for a walk, run or bike ride, but spring brings warmer weather and more daylight hours. To help you on your way to becoming more active and healthier a 50-day fitness challenge will launch on March 29, 2015. The 5X50 Challenge was created in Scotland but calls on people worldwide to pledge to do some kind of exercise for 5k or 30 minutes for 50 consecutive days. Now in its fourth year, the annual 5X50 Challenge can be completed in five different ways. Challengers can choose one of the five platforms to complete their 50 days, including:
- The movers: Individual/team/school complete 5k distance by walking, jogging, running, cycling, rowing etc for 50 days
- The added extras: Individual/team/school complete minimum 30 minutes of activity/exercise including the above with addition of yoga, weight training, exercise class etc for 50 days
- The pairs: Two people split the challenge to cover 5k for 50 days between them, so each person does 25 days.
- The teams: Five people cover 1km per day for 50 days by walking, jogging, running, cycling, rowing, swimming etc.
- The builders: Individuals build from five minutes of activity to 50 minutes of activity by the end of the 50-day challenge.
Five 5X50 charities in 2015In 2015, the 5x50 Challenge, which is a Scottish charity, will raise funds for five charity partners. These are Macmillan Cancer Support, SAMH, Guide Dogs, Chest, Heart and Stroke (Scotland) and Children 1st. The inaugural challenge in September 2012 attracted 5,000 participants from 43 countries and raised more than £75,000 for various charities. Year on year, 5×50 has attracted new challengers and to date more than 15,000 people have taken part and charities have benefited by an excess of £210,000. Challengers do not need to raise funds for charity but doing so can provide a greater motivator for reaching your goals.
How to sign up to the 5X50See www.5x50.org Also see www.facebook.com/5x50challenge and twitter.com/5x50challenge If you have a walking holiday or cycling tour booked for this summer, the 5X450 could be a great way to boost your fitness so that you enjoy your trip all the more.
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