It's not only about the kids

Adults need to get in gear!

We offer news of an event taking place in a few months in Luton, in the UK, in which adults will be invited to get active and to learn about opportunities to   make healthy living/fitness a core part of their weekly routine. As we get older – and I can attest to this – the amount of play time seems to shrink. We need to make a concerted effort to stay active, and to continue to have fun. This benefits us personally, and for those with kids, your healthy habits will likely serve the type of effect you want on the kids.

Finally, the event will also allow local businesses to market to active and currently passive consumers. We encourage this type of social entrepreneurship. No harm in making money, in marketing, while doing good.

You can learn more about the initiative here. Maybe it can be replicated in your community as well.


‘It’s a knockout’ is coming to Luton

Organised by a professional events company, teams will be tackling seven games for fun over 2 ½ hours, such as firing sticky balls onto sticky targets and a relay where teams collect giant jigsaw pieces and assemble them into a picture.

Luton residents, particularly local businesses, are being encouraged to enter as a team of 10-12 people at a cost of £150 per team.

Cllr Mohammed Ashraf, portfolio holder for Leisure and Community in Luton, said: “We are encouraging organisations in the private, public and charity sectors to enter a team. Even a group of friends or members of a club are welcome to sign up for this excellent opportunity for colleagues, families and friends to come together for a fantastic afternoon of entertainment and fun.”

It’s a Knockout is just one of many activities taking place at Wardown Park on 8 May as part of the Take 3 4 Life campaign, encouraging adults to be active at least three times each week for a minimum of 30 minutes. The day will be packed with other free activities including football, rugby, rounders, tennis, cycling, walking, swimming, self-defence, dance, healthy eating demonstration and health checks, and many more activities with help from local sports groups.