With the Corporate Cup coming to an end you have to decide whether you relax and put your feet up until it all starts again next year, or whether you use the Corporate Cup as the starting point to something more.

Do you want to be fit and healthy?

We all probably know the downsides to not being fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We read about it and see it every week in the media. The growing number of overweight or obese in the population. The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Not to mention the perils and diseases of smoking.

We talk about things in terms of the health budget and the increasing costs of health insurance.
It’s easy to look at these statistics and numbers while ignoring the part that we play ourselves in those figures as individuals.

We shouldn’t just expect the health system to fix us when we ‘break’ ourselves by living unhealthy lifestyles and having good health cover doesn’t guarantee us good outcomes. We should all take at least some responsibility for our own health and well-being by exercising, eating healthily and by pursuing healthy lifestyles.

Use the Corporate Cup as your starting point to your healthier lifestyle.

Exercise regularly. Use the motivation and determination that you demonstrate in your working life to be disciplined in your personal life when it comes to fitness.

Seek out challenges for yourself. Set goals and build plans just as you would at the office.

Collaborate with others to achieve your goals. Use your Corporate Cup team or your colleagues to keep you motivated and establish a routine for exercise for you and your friends. Be a role model for your colleagues, your family and your friends.

The Corporate Cup is a great start to get you underway, now it’s up to you to continue the good work.