MARATHON: Get fit and save lives

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Keeping physically active is vital to maintaining a healthy heart.

However, 900,000 adults in the north east are failing to meet the recommended level of physical activity.

In the UK physical inactivity causes one in ten premature deaths from coronary heart disease, and one in six deaths overall. It’s never been more important to get your heart pumping.

But getting active doesn’t have to be difficult. With the British Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon challenge you can complete the 26.2 miles in your own time, whether it’s over four hours, four days or four weeks.

More than 30,000 people took part in MyMarathon last year, raising over £1m. Why not take on the challenge this May?

Every pound raised could help us accelerate the fight against heart disease and make a real difference to the 331,800 people locally that are living with its burden.

Sign up by visiting bhf.org.uk/mymarathon

Dr Mike Knapton

British Heart Foundation