Many people look at the New Year as an incentive to improve things. Getting active doesn’t need to involve hours at the gym or buying lots of expensive equipment, though.
Adults living in North Somerset can sign up to #Your30MinutesYourWay and pledge to spend just 30 minutes a day being active.
Every minute counts and you can do any activity you like so long as it raises your heart rate, whether it’s gardening, walking the dog, dancing or more.
Everyone who signs up online and makes the pledge will be in with the chance of winning:
- a Fitbit
- a free month’s gym membership at Hutton Moor, Scotch Horn, Backwell, Parish or Strode leisure centres, or
- a t-shirt.
Start small and increase as you go on. Download an activity calendar to track your progress.
Recent statistics show that nearly one fifth of adults in North Somerset don’t meet national health guidelines for physical activity – being ‘moderately active’ for at least two and a half hours each week.
Benefits of being active include:
- good mental health
- better sleep
- maintaining a healthy weight
- managing stress.
Make your pledge, sign up and be in with a chance of winning at #Your30MinutesYourWay. Encourage individuals you work with to pledge to get more active.
Also follow Go4Life North Somerset on Facebook for regular updates, news and ideas on how to be more active.