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iGlobalFitness teams up with ActionAid

iGlobalFitness are determined to help improve the lives of vulnerable children in India by donating a proportion of the entry fee to ActionAid for every person who signs up to their Stay Active Challenge.

April 19, 2011 - PRLog -- 47% of children in India are underweight [1]. 61% of people in the UK are overweight or obese [2]. India and the UK are separated by 7500 kilometres of land and ocean but the distance in healthcare, education and quality of life is even greater.

iGlobalFitness are determined to help improve the lives of vulnerable children in India by donating a proportion of the entry fee to ActionAid for every person who signs up to their Stay Active Challenge.  

The Stay Active Challenge is the best employee wellness competition around. It uses the most advanced activity monitor on the market, provides personal activity coaching for all participants, measures health improvements of employees and is a huge amount of fun. Entering is simple. For just £50 each, employees sign up in teams of five, increase their daily activity and race to the top of the Stay Active Challenge leader board. In addition to the personal benefits of reduced stress, weight loss and increased energy, and the business benefits of decreased absenteeism and greater staff morale, joining the Stay Active Challenge will help save homeless children from poverty.  

“I’m thrilled that we have developed this partnership with ActionAid. We were keen to find a project to support that would make a real tangible difference to people’s lives. The work that ActionAid do in India is truly amazing. Through investing in the Stay Active Challenge Companies can now improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce and at the same time contribute towards a very worthy cause. As the partnership grows we will be announcing further ways for companies to get involved and support this project,” says Adam Lask, Chief

Money raised from the Stay Active Challenge will go towards the ActionAid India Priority Project which aims to help improve the lives of thousands of children living on the streets of Andrah Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in India. iGlobalFitness’ donation will be used to run drop-in shelters, providing counselling, de-addiction, education and training and giving children the chance to return home.

“With the funding we will receive from iGlobalFitness and other ActionAid supporters, we will be able to continue to run the shelters whilst working closely with the government to ensure that children living on the streets are supported,” says Sophie Down, Fundraising Manager at Action Aid.

The Stay Active Challenge provides healthy competition, boosting employees’ physical health, helping to create healthy businesses with healthy profits, and improving the health of young children living on the streets of India.

The Stay Active Challenge is brought to you by iGlobalFitness, a leading provider of corporate health and wellness programmes. We work with companies to develop effective wellness strategies and build a convincing business case to support a more comprehensive approach to improving the health and wellness of their workforce. We combine this strategic approach with a global network of resources to offer a range of sustainable and measurable wellness services designed to stimulate employee participation, increase performance and drive employee engagement.

If you would like more information on the Stay Active Challenge or to trial a complimentary Activity Monitor please contact iGlobalFitness on +44 (0) 1244 206222 or info@stayactivechallenge.com

For more information about iGlobalFitness and their link with Action Aid and any other press enquiries please call Nilmot PR on +44 (0) 2079 934993 or Nicola.Hobbs@nilmot.com

[1] Action Aid Priority Projects India: a safe haven for street children
[2]NHS Information Centre (2008) Health Survey for England 2006: CVD and risk factors adults, obesity and risk factors children

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