The three-week program Heart Your Brain: 21 Days to Brain Healthy Habits saw the 27-year-old reduce her sugar intake, eat less meat and commit to a jogging regime in preparation for the HBF Run for a Reason on May 26.
Ms Burridge, who also works as the membership and donations officer at Wembley-based Alzheimer’s Australia WA, said it was a fantastic experience.
‘My aunt has Alzheimer’s and when I read about the challenge I thought it would be a great way to do my bit to raise awareness of the disease and also increase my own fitness, which is very much connected to brain health,’ she said.
‘After only a week I felt better for cutting out sugar from my diet and decreasing my meat consumption, and I’ve realised how much I love running and am really enjoying training. It’s been a great excuse to make some significant changes in my life.’
The Heart Your Brain initiative challenges individuals to increase their brain healthy habits by pledging to spend the next 21 days enjoying new experiences as a first step to establishing lifelong brain health.
The challenge is supported by a website developed by Alzheimer’s Australia, where you can track your progress and gain hints and tips to keep you on track.
To register for the 21 day challenge visit yourbrainmatters.org. au/challenge or the HBF Run for a Reason for Alzheimer’s Australia visit registernow.com.au/hbfrun.