Take up the 66 Day Chal­lenge and im­prove your life

Campbeltown Courier - - FEATURE -

They say that it takes an av­er­age of 66 days to kick an old habit, or pick up a new one - and now is your chance to do it with the help of oth­ers. A brand new ini­tia­tive - the Mid Ar­gyll 66 Day Chal­lenge - of­fers mem­bers of the pub­lic the op­por­tu­nity to change the habits of a life­time. The project is be­ing de­liv­ered by NHS High­land, the char­ity um­brella body TSI and the lo­cal Health and Well­be­ing Net­work, and the whole thing kicks off with full day launch event on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 17, ex­actly 66 days be­fore Christ­mas. So now is the time to have a think about what you want to achieve. Whether it's a bat­tle against the bulge, walk­ing more, beat­ing the booze giv­ing up that choco­late habit, we all have big or lit­tle things we want to elim­i­nate, or good habits we would like to take up. In­di­vid­u­als can take the chal­lenge on their own, or in groups. Peo­ple can raise money through spon­sor­ship for lo­cal char­i­ties or take what­ever ap­proach they feel is right for them. The chal­lenge ends on day 66 – Christ­mas Eve – and Mid Ar­gyll could be sev­eral tonnes lighter, fleeter of foot and health­ier all round – a great end to the year and a great start for the rest of your life. There are lots of lo­cal providers such as fit­ness train­ers, lo­cal fa­cil­i­ties and char­i­ties who have ex­pe­ri­ence to help, and it's a great time to ex­plore what's out there and make a de­ci­sion. Look out for the big launch event in Lochgilp­head Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Oc­to­ber 17, where there will be a mar­ket place, demon­stra­tions and a healthy food cafe. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Mid Ar­gyll 66 Day Chal­lenge, con­tact An­to­nia Baird at: An­to­nia.baird@ar­gyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01546 604270.

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Linda Tough from Adult Learn­ing, Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil; An­to­nia Baird, Mid Ar­gyll Health and Well­be­ing Net­work Co-or­di­na­tor, also from the coun­cil; and Claire Cameron, MS Cen­tre Mid Ar­gyll - all hard at work plan­ning to help peo­ple change their lives through the chal­lenge.

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