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Daily Mile for Adults

After its success in primary schools, how much could adults benefit from doing a daily mile?

Grab your jacket, your shades or your brolly - today Gillian Russell and the team are embracing the hugely successful Daily Mile scheme by getting outside and doing a mile throughout the programme. What could be simpler?

Staff at Birchwood Highland down tools and join the Personal Best team on a lunchtime walk. Will they be persuaded to make a daily habit of it?

Elaine Wyllie, founder of the Daily Mile, talks about why they've decided to expand it to encourage older children, students and adults to walk, jog or run a mile a day.

Trish Gorely from the University of the Highlands and Islands talks about the research done into the mental and physical health benefits of the Daily Mile for primary school pupils. What kind of positive impact could it have for us adults?

Chris Thompson from Living Streets, the charity for everyday walking, advises on the kind of phone apps that can help motivate us to get out walking.

Paul Kelly from the University of Edinburgh describes the research they did into how active - or otherwise - office workers are compared with pensioners and the difference doing a mile each day could make to their lives.

Scottish Power employees Simon, Eileen and Norman talk about why their organisation is encouraging its staff to incorporate a daily mile into their lives and share their own experiences of how it's working for them.

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28 minutes

Last on

Sat 9 Jun 2018 06:00

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  • Mon 4 Jun 2018 13:30
  • Sat 9 Jun 2018 06:00

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