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Get to Goa

Posted on the 28th September 2015

Lancashire’s local health Trust encourages staff to take part in free workplace activity programme that challenges participants to see if they can exercise their way to Goa in 90 days.

Get to Goa is led by Sport and Physical Activity (SPA) @ Work which aims to get staff from organisations fit and active in order to live a healthier lifestyle. Staff at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust have signed up to their latest programme ‘Get to Goa’ to lead by example for people using their services. The programme offers a platform to log any exercise undertaken each day from daily steps to fitness classes, it then works out the calories you have burnt and the progress you have made on the virtual map. It’s easy to navigate and bases the findings on your height, weight and age. You can take part anonymously, as part of a team or solo and can track your progress against other colleagues. The challenge can be completed by anyone whatever their level of fitness is.

Joanne Smith, Health Co-Ordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

"As a health and wellbeing Trust feel it is important to set a good example to the people who use our services to encourage them to lead a healthier lifestyle. The ‘Get to Goa’ programme is a great way to get active in a free and fun way. Colleagues can work together, as it’s tailored to all fitness levels and will help build your confidence when it comes to exercising. We are encouraging and supporting all our staff to take part and hope this inspires our service users too!"

To complete the free pre-registration form please visit www.sportandphysicalactivity.co.uk

As a health and wellbeing provider the Trust takes its responsibility to support people’s overall wellbeing seriously. Our 7,000 employees have a lot of contact with local people and we aim to make every contact with them count by taking these opportunities to have health chats about their lifestyle choices and the impact of these on their health. The focus is on addressing those lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking, poor diet and lack of exercise as these are the four main things that can lead to someone getting serious diseases such as heart disease or cancer. By having these health chats as a routine part of a person’s appointment we can support them to make some positive changes, increase their quality of life and ultimately improve overall health.