Are you ready to be the powerful superstar that you are?
Power Walk with a Pal
Join our Power Walk with a Pal challenge - aim for 10,000 steps a day for 30 days, between February and March. Let's power through these challenging times together!
Power Walk with a Pal encourages you to walk outdoors which is proven to positively impact health and wellbeing. Grab a pal…furry friends count, to join you for some walks, reaping the benefits of staying connected with loved ones.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, enquiries to our Advice Line have more than doubled as many autistic people and their families continue to struggle with their mental health and wellbeing - a listening ear is needed now more than ever.
Walk 10,000 steps a day for 30 days (between February or March).
Grab a pal to join you for some walks to aid meeting your daily step goal, while boosting mental wellbeing by staying connected.
To get started, please follow these steps:
- Click the 'Sign Me Up' button below to register and receive your FREE supporter t-shirt*
- Set up your new Facebook Fundraiser here
- Insert your fundraising target for ‘How much money do you want to raise’
- Change your fundraiser end date to the 7 April 2021 so you can maximise your donations and smash your target
- For the title of your fundraiser, include ‘Power Walk with a Pal’ in your title
- You can edit the section about why you are choosing to fundraise for Scottish Autism if you wish or leave the contents of this box as it is.
- Then click the ‘Create’ button
* Once you receive your first donation on your Facebook fundraiser, we will post your tshirt to you.
Together, we can power through and make a real difference for autistic people and their families across Scotland!
Please adhere to current government guidelines when meeting with a member of another household. Find the most up to date information by visiting the Scottish Government website.
A brisk walk can help to -
Build stamina making you feel more energetic
Burn excess calories to lose weight
Make your heart healthier
Our top tips...
Wear comfy shoes and weather appropriate clothing
Listen to music/a podcast/chat with a friend to take your mind off the effort
Use a device like a Fitbit or mobile app such as Strava or Active 10 to track how far and how fast you have walked. Most smart phones also have a pedometer as standard so you may not need a seperate device to count your steps.
Add variety to your walks to keep things interesting and stay motivated