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the BEcause

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/

Physical activity

5 October 2022

Key facts

  • 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".

Exercise to those that witness me, may seem repetitive,

and they assume repetitive injury, yet I do vary what I do.

In an extreme way.

 

I have taken over 15 million steps across mountains and prairie

and caused my bicycle wheels to spin 7 million times each,

over hills and valleys.. Some may think it would break me.

I have crossed Canada 3 and a half times.

It has not broken me. In fact, I have never been healthier.

Here I am now, conditioning for a run across Canada.

Not bad for someone whom was told I would be using a cane for the rest of my life and would be "crippling up".

Physio-therapy has been essential to me.

 

People ask me if I am out to break some record.. I am not.

I am out to beat the odds.

 

                            BEcause I Will 

  BE active                                                                                         Give

   BE you                                                                 Here

                   

BEcause You Can

Click above for this fun video by Doctor Mike Evans

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