22PressUps: Get Fit, Have Fun, Help our Veterans
22 PressUp Challenge
Why not challenge yourself, your friends and family to do 22 press ups for 22 days in support of veterans' mental health and PTSD.
Taking part in the challenge is a fantastic way to raise awareness of veterans' mental health and PTSD, and to raise money for PTSD Resolution.
Increasing numbers of veterans are coming to PTSD Resolution every year for help with mental health problems. Every donation brings us closer to returning a serviceman or woman to a normal life.
Here's what to do:
1. Set out to do 22 pressups each day
2. Set up a free 'Fundraise for Us' button here
3. Ask friends, work mates or others to sponsor you
4. Each date nominate someone you know to do the challenge to
5. You could film it and post on your Facebook page
With 22 to complete each day (and on camera, no less), however, it's important to get it right. Here are personal trainer Scott Laidler's key elements to a perfect push-up:
a. Your hands and feet should be just wider apart than should length, with your weight evenly distributed between your wrists and the balls of your feet and back straight.
b. It's both better for you and easier to lower yourself down slowly whilst inhaling, then explode upwards on the exhale.
c. Watch for the easy cop-outs: always keep your elbows tucked in and don't let your hips either sag or rise.
So go on, take on the challenge and do 22 press ups for 22 days. Nominate a new person each day and ask that they do the same. Ask friends and family to sponsor you – you can set up a free Just Giving page by clicking on the 'Fundraise for Us' button here
If you need any help or further information then please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for your support! Good luck.