David Davis (Conservative), Simon Wright (Liberal Democrat) and Fiona Mactaggart (Labour) have won the Bupa Fitbug parliamentary challenge on behalf of their parties.
MPs were challenged to walk the most steps over two weeks in the hope of winning a £1000 donation to a local charity of their choice. 37 signed up to take part in the competition. The three winners walked a combined total of 379,335 steps. The competition is to raise awareness of the benefits that taking regular exercise such as walking can have in ensuring a healthy heart and reduced body fat as well as helping people to feel better about themselves.
The Fitbug, which was worn by all the candidates, is a pedometer that monitors the amount of steps taken every day. When connected to a computer, users can add in extra details such as what they ate for lunch to calculate total energy intake and output. The programme then generates a health and fitness plan tailored to the individual.