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Staff fitness plan on track for boosting health and raising team spirit

A project that uses an online platform and 'virtual coaches' to track and encourage physical activity is helping nurses in Stockport to take more exercise.
Jan Sinclair

A project that uses an online platform and 'virtual coaches' to track and encourage physical activity is helping nurses in Stockport to take more exercise

Senior public heath nurse Jan Sinclair and her fitness team at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport walked, jogged and ran over 1,000 miles at Easter. It took them nine days to cover a distance equivalent to a return trip from Glasgow to Plymouth, but no one had a day off work.

This was a virtual tour of Britain. Each member of the 31-strong team wore a fitness tracking device and at the end of each day they logged their miles on a team website. They included miles walked at work and other activity, such as a jog after work, a lunchtime stroll or a weekend walk in the country.

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