MSP backs Let’s Get Mov­ing cam­paign

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

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