Retired French professor Tim Unwin has come up with an ingenious new way to support the Forum.
Rather than a one-off run or swim or other sponsored event, he's asking you to support him walking an average of 10,000 steps a day of 2019.
At the Forum, we always say that building activity into your daily life is generally going to be easier to maintain and healthier in the long-term than seeing exercise as a 'bolt on'. (We all know what happens to that new year gym subscription.)
Tim has chosen the 10,000 steps challenge because it fits in with his lifestyle and, as he says in our interview, it's something which he can continue as he gets older. What about you? Could you average 10,000 steps over a period? Perhaps start with a week?
When we read of fundraisers doing Iron Person challenges, cycling across vast continents or running marathons, we're delighted to see so much being raised for good causes but at the same time, it can be pretty daunting. It's tiring just to read about it! But walking everyday. That sounds possible. Great work, Tim. Très bien, avec mention.
Jim Pollard, site editor
[Jim also blogs at jimpollard.co.uk]