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Colostomy UK: a national charity that offers support and advice to people with stomas and their families,carers, and friends.
The Stoma 66 Challenge
We want to encourage people who have had stoma surgery, as well as their friends, family and carers to get active for 66 days and help us achieve a combined target of 66,000 km. Research shows that on average it takes 66 days to form a lasting habit. That means if we can get you active for 66 days then there’s a good chance you’ll carry on too! That’s why we’ve called this year’s challenge: Stoma 66!
According to the NHS being active on a regular basis helps reduce improve both your mental and physical wellbeing. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke and cancer by up to 50%. Ostomates are no different and need exercise too!
The good news is that you don’t have to be afraid of getting active. There are plenty of things you can do whatever your age or fitness levels, either on your own or as part of a group or team. It could be gardening, walking the dog or even dancing!
Stoma 66 runs from 16 September to 20 November 2019, so there is plenty of time for you to get involved. It is free to register.
We’ve had an amazing response to the challenge with over 500 people signing up! Sadly though that means we have no more stock of our t-shirts and pedometers. Your challenge pack will however still include your progress chart and Stoma 66 booklet for you to achieve a #BetterYou and get active!
If you want more information and advice on how to get active after stoma surgery, why not download our Active Ostomates booklet?
Further questions? Please email us on: info@ColostomyUK.org or call our adminline 0118 939 1537