WEST Dorset residents are being urged to step out their comfort zone this summer.

Diabetes UK is looking for people in the county to take on the One Million Step challenge.

The challenge is to take one million steps over three months between July 1 and September 30 and get sponsored for every stride.

The One Million Step challenge is a great way to get healthier and can be done alone of with friends, family and colleagues. You can walk it, jog it or dance it - it’s up to you.

The money raised by those who take part will fund the charity’s fight for a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly.

Diabetes UK state that each week, thousands of people suffer heart attacks, kidney failure and amputations because of their diabetes.

Diabetes UK provides information, care and support for everyone with diabetes and for their family and friends. Its research develops new treatments and technologies to help find a cure.

To register for the One Million Step challenge, visit www.diabetes.org.uk/step.