Pledge success so far...
Well done Margaret!
Last year Margaret pledged to stop having sugar in her hot drinks. The good news is that she stuck to it and is still not having sugar.
We have done the maths……….
1 teaspoon of sugar is approx. 15 calories
8 drinks per day is 120 calories per day
365 days in the year makes 43,800 calories that she has saved this year!
That’s incredible! Margaret says she feels much better and now just has to succeed with the walking plan! Watch this space!
We are busy hard working parents with full time jobs, this can often make quality family time difficult to come by. In 2015, we decided as a family to sign up to Health pledge. This meant we would commit to going swimming on a regular basis, which we & the children love. it's good for our health, it's fun and importantly we get quality family time with each other. In our family, making a pledge means making a commitment & trying very hard to stick with that, even when we don't always feel like it! So a big Thankyou to the team at Health pledge from whom we have definitely made a splash!.. & other families should sign up too!
John lives on his own and has no close relatives. He does however have lots of friends. He is in his early seventies but very active, walking, cycling, swimming and playing golf. He still travels extensively and is healthy. One of his worries for some time has been that were he to become ill there is nobody who would have the authority to manage his affairs both financially and in terms of health decisions. It’s something that he has been meaning to “get around to” for ages.
We talked about doing a Health Pledge to help his resolve with a target completion date.
He has now contacted us to say he has made a will.
He has also organised power of attorney for his financial matters and made an advanced decision document how he wants his life or death treated if he becomes incapable of making decisions for himself.
He says that it is a big weight off his mind and he feels safer and more relaxed.
He’s proudly sent a picture with “Accomplished!” across the front of all his documents!
Well done John!
What’s your next pledge?
Sue pledged to walk the long way to the paper shop at least three times a week
She has succeeded and the exercise has enabled her to hit her target weight for the first time in years. She said that making it a pledge has made all the difference and she is going to keep it up as she feels great and is delighted with her progress.
Go Sue! Next pledge?
Jacqui Gladwin: Health Pledge Team - A Year on and Still Climbing!
A year after making a Health Pledge not to use the lifts in our new campus I am pleased to report the stairs have never looked so good!
I work in an office on the fourth floor of our new building and we have glass lifts. I hate lifts and when we moved in I vowed I would not use them. This was a challenge to start with as the climb up the stairs left me breathless and unable to speak. I have a long-term heart condition so am regularly breathless but this increase in exercise took some adjustment. I am now happy to report the amount of times I go up and down the stairs in a day has increased and I am now able to do it whilst maintaining a conversation. My approach has also had a positive impact on some of my colleagues as if they walk in or out of the building with me they have to use the stairs too! I have also lost weight so it has been a positive step to change my health.
Marilyn Gollom March update
Keeping to the no biscuits for Lent pledge and and walking for the paper. I have now joined a tap dancing class for adults, 55 years since I last tap danced it is great fun, I have been invaded by an elephant which has claimed my feet but I am loving it! Pilates and Tai chi next, watch this space!!!