It was the first time ever that my Dad had switched up his exercise routine, trying something new, having always stuck to the safety of gym machines over getting out in the open.
Whilst he loves a good old walk, he admitted to never lifting weights or boxing in the garden as it just wasn’t something that had occurred to him.
I’m pleased to report he had the best time pushing himself out of his comfort zone, as you can see from the film below.
Not only was it a fun way to exercise, but it was a sweet father-daughter bonding session too.
He might drive me bonkers at times but he never fails to make me laugh!
So why were we boxing together anyway?
We were taking part in WE100, a new global initiative from Merck Consumer Health whose aim is to prepare society to live 100 healthy years.
WE100 hopes to encourage people of all ages to try something new for the first time, and in doing so, support their mental and physical health well into old age. They believe that consistently trying new things aids longevity, and it makes total sense to me and Papa G.
Keeping your brain active and stimulated, eating well and moving more is my own family’s ethos and I come from a long line of oldies! My longest living family members from my Grandma Vikentia who lived until 96 to her grandmother who died at 110 (although some members dispute it at 108!!!) ate well, got lots of fresh air and exercise, and certainly weren’t afraid to try new things be it travelling the world or taking on challenges both at home and at work.
They were strong ladies indeed.
They would have loved this challenge.
Thanks to it, Dad has felt inspired to keep trying new things and has tried his hand at golf and after not playing squash for years, had a game with a friend recently, too.
He now encourages everyone to try something new, to feel alive and live their best life! Papa G is such a sweetie!
If you want to get some more inspiration and encourage your own folks to try something new then head to www.facebook.com/WE100.
Now, excitingly to celebrate this campaign and to encourage the older people in your life to push themselves more, I’m giving away 3 months of Seven Seas Perfect 7 Woman and Perfect 7 Man (3 x 30 capsules Woman = 3 month’s supply, 3 x 30 capsules Man = 3 month’s supply worth £31.47 per 3 month supply).
Perfect 7 Woman:
Their experts have identified 7 key needs for women and developed those into Perfect7 Woman, a combination specifically designed to support you from the inside. Perfect7 is a blend of Natural Source Marine Oil with Omega-3 plus essential multivitamins and minerals. The special formula provides effective absorption of nutrients in your body’s cells to support you from the inside as you get older.
Perfect 7 Man:
Seven Seas have also identified 7 key needs for men and developed those into Perfect7 Man, a combination specifically designed to support you from the inside.
Perfect7 is a blend of Natural Source Marine Oil with Omega-3 plus essential multivitamins and minerals. The special formula provides effective absorption of nutrients in your body’s cells to support you from the inside as you get older.
Terms & Conditions:
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