MSP backs Let’s Get Moving campaign
Clare Haughey MSP has given her backing to Age Scotland’s new campaign called ‘Let’s Get Moving’.
The charity hope to encourage older people to get active by telling stories of what people, from across the country do to keep active.
To get the ball- rolling, Age Scotland launched the campaign at the Scottish Parliament and asked MSPs to tell them what they do to keep active.
Ms Haughey said: “The benefits of even the simplest activity can never be overstated. Personally, I enjoy walking and know that staying active is not about running marathons, it’s as simple as getting out for a good walk.
“I commend Age Scotland for their campaign and wish them success in helping to get people active.
“A reduction in illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure will not only benefit public resources but will also help to improve the quality people have in later life.”
The campaign will run until March when Age Scotland will announce the results of a coastline challenge.
The challenge is designed for older people to travel both the literal and figurative distance of Scotland’s coastline.
To get involved in the Coastline Challenge, contact fundraising@ agescotland. org.uk.