Karen and co step up for funding campaign

Lorn Health Options Support for Social Prescriber worker Karen MacDonald.

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Staff at Lorn Healthy Options (LHO) have been putting their best feet forward to kick-start the charity’s  ‘5-10 and more’ funding campaign and this week the spotlight is on support worker Karen MacDonald, who has raised £150 from her one million steps challenge.

Karen is contracted to LHO through the covid response fund, and dedicates her time to finding social interactions for people who are feeling isolated during lockdown.

Recently she set out with her sister-in-law Rhona and mother-in-law Norma to do one milion steps by completing their recommended 10,000 steps per day. The trio reached their goal ahead of schedule on December 28.

During lockdown Karen has been doing a lot of training and has become an integrative nutrition health coach. She is currently studying to hold group fitness classes and has teamed up with LHO colleague and Les Mills fitness instructor Katie Galbraith to build an online community to support people wanting to live a healthier and happier lives.

Karen’s advice on staying physically and mentally healthy during lockdown is: ‘Set yourself a goal, listen to what your body needs and do something small each day to get you closer to that goal.

‘Maybe it’s to be more physically fit, or maybe it’s to learn to slow down and be still without distractions, or maybe it’s to learn to cook a healthy meal from scratch. Whatever it is, set an intention to spend 5-10-60mins a day practising that one thing to keep you focused on something. At the end of lockdown you’ll be surprised with what you managed to achieve in those small pockets of time.’

Find out more about LHO ‘5-10 and more’ campaign at www.lornhealthyoptions.co.uk.