Sign up for the Midday Mile challenge in Peterlee

Suziee Cassels

Suziee Cassels

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Workers on Peterlee Business Park are being urged to enter the Midday Mile challenge later this month.

The lunch-time fitness challenge is being held as part of Workplace Health Week, running from May 23 to 27.

The Midday Mile will start at 12pm on Thursday, May 26. Staff will meet in the car park of Novus Business Centre before walking a mile around Peterlee Business Park.

The aim is to encourage people to do more exercise which includes improved mental and physical health, reduced sick days, and increased energy levels.

Organiser Suziee Cassels, of County Durham Sport, said: “Most adults spend on average 60 per cent of their time sitting in the workplace so it is important that workplaces are somewhere that helps healthy lifestyles.

“Being physically active has been described as a wonder drug by medical officers and is one of the most important things people of all ages, sizes, and shapes can do to improve their mental and physical health.”

“It’s really important that workplaces and employers get involved because it takes simple things like the Midday Mile to raise awareness and kick-start someone’s healthier regime.

To register, log onto https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterlee-business-park-midday-mile-tickets-25375570013