Taking a new step to become more active

Some of the staff and trustees at Carers Northumberland who took part in the pedometer challenge.
Some of the staff and trustees at Carers Northumberland who took part in the pedometer challenge.
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MANY of those involved with a county charity that cares for others have recently spent some time caring for themselves.

As part of the Better Health At Work award, a total of 15 Carers Northumberland staff and trustees took part in a month-long pedometer challenge.

By the end of the period, they had achieved 17,600 steps – the equivalent of eight times round the perimeter of the county.

As well as enjoying the challenge, participants reported that it had made them really take notice of the amount of exercise they did and in most cases, the number of steps they each took in a week increased throughout the month.