Sanitas has presented the eighth edition of its Healthy Cities project, which seeks to promote healthy lifestyles among citizens while contributing to building healthier and more sustainable cities. A project that we have been involved in since Eiffage Energía Sistemas. We are a total of 230 companies, employing around 350,000 people.
To achieve this, this year’s challenge is to walk 6,000 km per day and leave the car at home at least once a week for two months to encourage exercise and sustainable mobility. In return, Sanitas pledges to plant a tree for each person who completes this double challenge.
The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness of the ‘One Health’ concept. A concept that asserts that the health of people is directly related to the health of the planet.
Healthy Cities: A healthy legacy
This legacy will reach different Spanish cities thanks to partnerships with WWF; Madrid City Council; Zaragoza City Council; and the Jane Goodall Institute.
It is worth noting that this programme is supported by a health partner, the Spanish Heart Foundation; several sports partners: the Spanish Olympic Committee, the Spanish Paralympic Committee and the Real Madrid Football Club; and, for the first time, a specific partner to promote sustainable cities, the Norman Foster Foundation.
In this edition, participants will be able to download an app for recording their progress and daily steps. They will also find articles and tips on sustainable and healthy habits; information about the prizes, prize draws and activities in which they can participate; and more detailed information about the regeneration projects that Healthy Cities will fund.