Nurtur Student Living resident and Student Warden, Bradley Richardson, has just completed an extraordinary challenge to inspire others to get moving and improve their mental health.
Bradley studies Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at UCLan and has already encouraged several friends to take on their own steps challenge.
Completing one million steps in March has seen Bradley walk a daily average of 32,000 steps. That means he’s racked up over 14 miles each day, which is almost the distance from Canterbury Hall to Blackpool Pleasure Beach!
Of this impressive challenge, Bradley told us: “It’s been difficult, but it’s something that my friend and I did last year so I knew it could be done.
“My goal has been to show my progress on social media and try to inspire people to exercise more, taking steps (pun intended) to improve their mental health.”
According to Walking for Health, England’s largest health walks network, being active has a whole range of benefits when it comes to mental wellbeing. Not only does it improve self-esteem, mood, and sleep quality, it also reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue.
Why not take on your own step challenge in April? We regularly have ‘Move it Mondays’ at Nurtur – keep an eye on the events section of your portal where you can win prizes for completing 10,000 steps in one day.
Written by the Nurtur Team