I received an e-mail today from the wonderful OpenOffice organisation.
They are always seeking great ideas to promote social and community welfare.
I was particularly struck by the Bupa/World Heart Foundation App to promote walking for health.
Please read and download the app, walk and contribute.
Bupa + World Heart Foundation Launch Ground Miles
Our Workplace Wellness Challenge has led to an inspiring new campaign by Bupa and the World Heart Foundation called Ground Miles. The campaign’s goal is to promote the long-term habit of walking and to reduce people’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Also launched today is a free Ground Miles app, part of Bupa’s goal to positively improve the health and wellbeing of millions of people worldwide. Ground Miles is more than an app – it’s a challenge to encourage each of us get more active and join the global goal of walking 5 million miles collectively.
The free Ground Miles app is available now so download it by searching for ‘Ground Miles’ in your Apple or Android app store. Be sure to check out more about how the idea came to life, emerging from the combination of several innovative community concepts – from Vishal Jodhani’s ‘Climbing Mount Everest, one step at a time’ to Ryan Warnock’s ‘Lively London: Step by Step’ and many, many more. You can also tweet to @GroundMilesApp using #lovewalking.