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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Lavina steps forward to find a cure

Our 10,000 Steps a Day in February challenge is underway and thousands of supporters across the UK are stepping out to support Brain Tumour Research.

Amongst them is personal trainer and wellness coach Lavina Mehta MBE. Drawing on her expertise, she is fronting the campaign, sharing handy tips and targeted workouts to help participants reach their daily step count, as well as sharing motivational videos to ensure they keep on track.

Lavina, who was awarded an MBE for her services to health and fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic, was inspired to support Brain Tumour Research after losing her beloved father-in-law Mahendra Mehta to the disease in February 2014. Mahendra died just six months after he was diagnosed with a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma.

Lavina will introduce the Facebook challenge community to her ‘exercise snacking’ concepts, which offer bitesize amounts of movement, including her ‘feel good walks’ and inventive ‘stair snacking’. She will also share seated chair workouts ideal for those with limited mobility and stretch workouts to aid muscle recovery.

She said: “I’m thrilled and honoured to be the face of what is a fantastic campaign for a very important cause. I’m hoping to really help all the participants hit their 10,000 steps with a bit of fun, motivation, tips and workouts along the way. It’s a very personal cause to me so I will use that as motivation to help raise as much money as possible.”

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