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CKD Galbraith Takes Steps To Get Fit In '14!

CKD Galbraith is putting its best foot forward in an effort to encourage staff fitness.

Five members of staff at the firm's Perth office will be clipping on their pedometers and making an concerted effort to be more active at work by taking part in the Step Count Challenge - part of the Scottish Government's Fit in '14' initiative which challenges staff and employers to take small, simple steps to a more active lifestyle.

The CKD Galbraith Fitness Fanatics' consisting of Jay Burden (lettings), Jennifer Campbell (sales), David Johnes (forestry), Toby Kirkwood (energy) and Sheila Scobie (rural) are among teams from businesses and organisations across Scotland taking part. Each team member keeps track of their number of steps with their pedometer and uploads their daily total to the Step Count Challenge website throughout the challenge - which started on Monday 28th April and will last for eight weeks - letting them see how they compare to other teams taking part.

Team Captain Toby Kirkwood, who will be boosting his step count considerably by running the Edinburgh Half Marathon later this month said:

"We're only a few weeks into the challenge and already I'm much more aware of my physical activity at work. Little things like getting up and going to speak to someone on another floor in the office rather than lifting the phone or popping out for a short walk at lunchtime soon add up and can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing."

The team will be providing regular updates on their number of steps, progress and the ups and downs of training on Facebook at facebook.com/CKDGalbraithPerth and on Twitter at twitter.com/Perth_CKDG