The CHC’s CityMoves Health Challenge.

Connected Health Cities (CHC) has partnered up with Nokia to carry out an eight week walking challenge, aimed at persuading citizens in the north of England to walk more and improve heart health.

The CHC set up the initiative CityMoves to investigate whether increasing a person’s step count would reduce resting heart rate and are inviting people to take part in the study which runs from 23rd October to 21st December 2017.

To take part, all participants need to do is sign up, download the free Nokia health mate app and get walking. By taking part, citizens will not only be improving their heart health, but will also be in with the chance of winning a Nokia watch.

The CHC programme was launched in 2016 and is the first part of the government’s Health North programme. The programme brings together healthcare and academic experts to ensure local services work together to tackle issues like child health in the north of England.