Join Me March 26, 2024 on the Halifax Waterfront
I am often asked when I am out and moving:
What is the cause? Why am I doing this?
I always say, It's the BEcause,
BEcause I Can !
We all will struggle at times with trauma in our lives.
Physical trauma. Emotional trauma.
Conflict, injury, disorders, illness, disease..
Trauma can inhibit whom we are and whom we should be.
We sometimes struggle to overcome these events in our lives.
I am out to reach as many people as I can BEcause, I understand.
"Helping others to take steps starts with a helping hand".
I see what impact trauma has on all kinds of people, everywhere.
I want to lessen that impact on others with every footstep I take.
I would like to support the steps required for many to move away from what is blocking them from BEing themselves.
To overcome the obstacles
To push back the walls
To break down the barriers
To surpass what handicaps
BEcause I Can...
Recovering from an injury that almost took my leg,
I have walked 11 421km and bicycled 14 632km across Canada,,,
And, I Can run across Canada also.
I have faith that, "we heal as we move".
Every time you exercise, you challenge the mind and body to become stronger. Every time you exercise you are asking your inner mechanics for an upgrade. Every time you exercise you are giving your body and mind feedback on how to keep you strong and healthy. Every time you exercise in different environments, your body is adapting cell by cell; from your immune system,
even right down to your very own DNA. BE moving...
From the World Health Organization https://www.who.int/
5 October 2022
Physical activity has significant health benefits for hearts, bodies and minds
Physical activity contributes to preventing and managing noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes
Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety
Physical activity enhances thinking, learning, and judgment skills
Physical activity ensures healthy growth and development in young people
Physical activity improves overall well-being
Globally, 1 in 4 adults do not meet the global recommended levels of physical activity
People who are insufficiently active have a 20% to 30% increased risk of death compared to people who are sufficiently active
More than 80% of the world's adolescent population is insufficiently physically active
Insufficient physical activity is the 4th leading risk factor for mortality.
Approximately 3.2 million deaths and 32.1 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years (representing about 2.1% of global DALYs) each year are attributable to insufficient physical activity.
"the worst repetitive injury is
sitting on your ass and doing nothing".