BOP Police do push ups for mental health challenge

Western Bay of Plenty Area Commander Inspector Clifford Paxton has been challenged by Tauranga Mayor Tenby Powell to do the push challenge so he got the team involved. File image/SunLive.

Bay of Plenty police have hit the floor to take part in the social media men’s health push up challenge.

A post of the Bay of Plenty and Taupo Police Facebook page has a video of police staff doing the 25 push up challenge.

With Alert Level 3 restrictions still keeping the gyms closed, one needs plenty of motivation to keep healthy at home or wherever you are working from, the post says.

“Tauranga Mayor Tenby Powell recently challenged Inspector Clifford Paxton, Area Commander for Western Bay of Plenty to complete the press up challenge for a social media-inspired men's health competition.

“Not one to back off from a healthy challenge, Inspector Paxton decided to spice it up by rounding up all staff members to complete 25 press-ups every day from Monday to Friday at 2pm.” the post says.

 “Here's a video from day 1 with everyone on the floor,” the post says.

The social media challenge has people nominate each other to do 25 press ups a day for 25 days to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression that can drive people to commit suicide.

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