Dr William Bird – ‘Prevention is Best Medicine’
Dr William Bird set up Intelligent Health in February 2010 with the aim of making a lasting difference to people’s health and wellbeing by supporting them to become more active.
With more than three decades of experience in practising medicine and first-hand experience of the need to develop preventative measures to stop people developing diabetes and COPD, William has set up nationally-recognisable schemes such as the Green Gym – which uses conservation work to deliver health benefits -and the Health Walk scheme that has engaged more than two million people and currently delivers 175,000 walks a year in England.
Beat the Street Gdansk
Beat the Street, known as Bitwa na kilometry, is part of a pilot EU SWITCH project which aims to embrace activity and sustainable travel.
Thirty-two Beat Boxes have been placed around the Piecki-Migowo and Kokoszki districts of Gdansk, Poland, and tapping two with a smart card records a journey. As well as getting more active, there are great prizes for participants such as trips to the park in Brzezno or to the BlokFit climbing wall.
National Charity Partnership’s Beat the Street East London walking competition kicks off at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The delivery of Beat the Street is being supported by the National Charity Partnership – a collaboration between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco.
Thousands of Newham, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Hackney residents have signed up to an exciting new walking, cycling and running event called Beat the Street which starts this week. The event takes place from 23 September to 11 November, and encourages East Londoners to ditch the car and walk where possible. It takes the form of a real-life game where participants are challenged to ‘race to space’.
Hertfordshire Towns Beat the Street
Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health department has just put its best foot forward for communities, health and transport by holding an exciting six-week long competition called Beat the Street.
The event took place in Hemel Hempstead, Broxbourne, Stevenage and Watford from 3 June to 15 July and invited local residents to walk as far as possible within that time frame “in a race to space!”
Lowestoft has well and truly Beaten the Street!
Presentations have been held at Corton and Pakefield Primary Schools to recognise their achievements in the month-long Beat the Street competition.
The competition ran from 22nd June to 21st July and saw Lowestoft residents set the challenge of walking, cycling or running 150,000 miles. By the end of the competition, players had responded enthusiastically, travelling a grand total of 161,421 miles.
Sport Awards Sponsored By Intelligent Health
Intelligent Health are delighted to be a sponsor at the Get Berkshire Active awards which take place on 5 February 2016.
Marketing Director Katherine Knight said: “Sport England and County Sports Partnerships play a vital role in supporting people to get active throughout the country and we are delighted to sponsor the Health Project of the Year Award in our home county. To really make a difference to health and well-being work has to be done at all levels from elite sport right down to support the most inactive. This award celebrates the work being done to ensure everyone has access to activity. We have been involved with Get Berkshire Active at a strategic level and it’s great to be able to recognise the outstanding local work being done to get everyone physically active. ”