Treasure Trails is so proud to be joining forces with the British Heart Foundation to help fight heart and circulatory disease.
There are so many fantastic benefits to doing a Trail; precious time with family and friends, learning about and exploring a location in an innovative way, and of course, having an amazing adventure! One thing we don’t talk about quite so much though is the health benefits, both mental and physical.
Embarking on an activity such as a Treasure Trail is great for mental health. When completing the Trail with others, you’re giving yourself some valuable social time and an opportunity to focus on something other than the daily challenges in our busy lives. Add in the mind-twisting Clues for a dash of fun and, also, brain stimulation as they aid with memory and learning.
The physical health benefits are pretty obvious as well but perhaps presented as a secondary benefit after the actual ‘adventure’ itself. We think this is pretty handy given the struggle many of us have to motivate ourselves to do exercise, for exercise sake.
The average Trail is around 2-miles of walking, plus a bit of back and forth searching high and low for Clues. You’ll generally be on your feet for a couple of hours, getting some magical fresh air and your heart rate up without having to don the sweatbands; 5,000 steps completed! In fact, we previously wrote a pretty cool article on exercise you’re already doing (without even trying).
A Perfectly Healthy Match…
Treasure Trails and the British Heart Foundation seem like the perfect match. This is why we have committed to donating £5,000 a month to the British Heart Foundation to help fund their vital research. Our aim is a minimum of £15,000 over August, September and October 2020, but hope to go even further, building a stronger and more unique partnership for much much longer.
Sara Johnson, Partnership Manager at the British Heart Foundation, is super excited:
“The BHF are delighted to be partnering with Treasure Trails. Through our research, we know how vital it is to exercise and get outside and active as part of a heart healthy lifestyle, and we can’t wait to see this partnership grow.
Walking is part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. You can get fit whilst raising funds for vital research by taking part in a Treasure Trail”.
If you would like to read more about the research and partnerships from the British Heart Foundation website, have a look here.
Aaron Hutchens 30th July 2020