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Since we started the one question above all others has been What is the Move For Wellness?

Officially the Move For Wellness started on February 1 2021 right in the middle of a global lockdown.

The reason we launched it was simple we in the UK were in the middle of winter, often far too cold or wet to go for a walk so it meant most people were binge watching on Box Sets and eating junk food and getting MISERABLE. However, it is a proven fact that to feel good about life you need to raise your endorphins and there are 4 ways generally to do this: 1) Exercise including dance 2) Laughter, how do you feel when you hear someone else laugh or watch a comedy, 3) Cuddle a pet or 4) Intimate pleasure. Now for obvious reasons we could only address one of these four EXERCISE.

During lockdowns there were many amazing P.T’s (personal trainers) sharing exercise programmes which encouraged people to be active in their own homes, for many the thought of doing a 20-30 minute exercise class was TERRIFYING.

These are people who would love to get fit but often they are suffering from a debilitating illness or stuck in one room apartment or feeling blue and the last thing they wanted to do was follow a fitness programme, in fact most P.T’s will tell you the number of people taking part would drop considerably, so we decided to do something about it and came up with the daily Move For Wellness exercise session. Each session lasts for 2.21 minutes, so anyone watching can chose how many times they want to do it.

We hoped that we would appeal to a cross section of people able bodied and not so able bodied. We were delighted when we were joined by the amazing Nancie from Texas who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which following an accident has meant Nancie is mostly in a wheelchair. However, Nancie has been attending rehab and started to see our daily Twitter posts and now adapts every single exercise so that a disabled person can take part. Or how about Ngufan a single mother from Nigeria, who is a teacher who after starting to take part remembered that she loved dancing, and every day she puts on some music and just dances. Ngufan has told me that she now has found that she actually now enjoys her life and because she is happy her 5 year old son is also happy and they often just laugh.

We are so proud that among the over 100,000 people taking part we have such an amazing cross section of society.

However, as you will be aware the exercise programme is just one part of what the Move For Wellness is about, it is also about raising a small amount of money £365,000

So what have we achieved? We are so proud that among the over 100,000 people taking part we have such an amazing cross section of society, during 2021 we have raised £10,000 so a little bit closer to the £365,000.00 are looking to raise. We have decided to split the money into two. The first half will be to support Talking Cafes which do a brilliant job, but seriously underfunded. We intend to support Cafes that support one of the following causes Mental Health/PTSD, Bereavement, LGBT+, Menopause & Drug rehabilitation.

However, as you will be aware the exercise programme is just one part of what the Move For Wellness is about, it is also about raising a small amount of money £365,000 and these are some of this years events I'm taking part in:

May 2 - Vitality 10k

May 28 Maverick 10 mile Dorset

June 5 - Regents Park 10k (2nd time can I beat this years’ time 74 minutes)

July 16 - QE Stadium 10K (2nd time again can I beat last years’ time 75 minutes)

The second half will be used to open up "Oasis of calm" in city centres. These will be available to anyone who is seeing "red" feeling "blue" or even "black". There you will find a sensory room where you will be able to spend as much time as you need for your emotions to return to normal. Only thing is you will not be allowed to use any electronic communication so that means no phone, laptop or tablet for the duration of your stay at the "Oasis"

Therefore I hope you will feel generous and want to continue to support my efforts & so how about these interesting ideas such as the number of steps, feet, yards or miles you want me to do. If this appeals to you then it’s 50p per step or £1.00 for each foot or £5.00 per yard, or £10.00 a mile. Or you can just make a donation that you feel comfortable with for the entire 3,488 miles. All money raised will be used to support the projects we have chosen

However, I would also like to encourage everyone to take part regardless of age or ability as any movement outside your day to day movement is a step in the right direction. It can be slowly built up from 2021 seconds to 2021 minutes. As many now understand the Move For Wellness is not limited to the UK you can join in anywhere. So why not walk or skip or jog around your neighbourhood, town, city or county.

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  • David Baum1 year ago
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    1 year ago

    So yesterday I did a 75 minute Spin session which meant I arrived at Plymouth Ho. Now my so called friend Francis suggested I bring my bowls with me for a game against Philip and a few of his mates, I think I heard the time wrong 15.88? Anyway time for a rest as I've now done 360 miles and be heading off to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. #maninatutu #moveforwellness21

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  • David Baum1 year ago
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    1 year ago

    Delighted that the man in the Tutu has now reached another milestone and that's 225 miles and now visited Stonehenge, Portsmouth and now Bournemouth Pier and on the way to Bridport in Dorset not Connecticut. Can I please ask if you can, please donate as every penny, dime, cent, euro, rupee, dong, rubble and any other currency will be used to help people suffering from the effects of trauma #maninatutu #moveforwellness

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    1 year ago

    Just thought all would appreciate an update as to where my virtual tour of the UK has taken me. On Sunday I reached my first milestone as I had covered the first 91 miles which took me to the mystical site that is Stonehenge. I'm now on my way to the next stop on the 2021 mile walk, skip, jog & spin around the UK Portsmouth

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  • Jennifer Reefe

    Jennifer Reefe

    Mar 29, 2022

    You inspirational. Keep going

    £10.00

  • Martin & Liz

    Martin & Liz

    Mar 22, 2022

    Well done David, and thank you from the Hemel Baums! 😊xxx

    £20.00

  • Zhanelya Subebayeva

    Zhanelya Subebayeva

    Feb 28, 2022

    Keep up the great work!

    £15.00

  • Denise Mullinex

    Denise Mullinex

    Feb 20, 2022

    Proud of all the work you do!

    £30.00

  • Fran Doidge

    Fran Doidge

    Feb 16, 2022

    At last my donation! Such great work Dave. All the best. Xx

    £40.00

  • Sinead Norton

    Sinead Norton

    Feb 16, 2022

    Keep up the good work!

    £50.00

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    Anonymous

    Feb 12, 2022

    Good work David!

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David Baum

David Baum

Bushey Herts

I am a 63 year old man from Bushey in Hertfordshire. I have been married to my best friend Melanie for 38 years. We have two sons Philip & Oliver and an amazing daughter in law called Kirsty, who is the mother of our beautiful granddaughter Chloe.

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