Meet our new Active Together Champions for 2021! Below you will find a wonderful range of stories on how moving more has helped so many of our champions with both their physical and mental wellbeing. From tyre flipping to forestry we have some fantastic champion stories just waiting to be discovered.
Our Active Together Champions, are the new faces of our Active Together campaigning and will help us to share the message far and wide that physical activity and moving more is good for you. We hope that by telling their stories about how they stay active, including how they fit activity into their daily lives, what motivates them, and how they have overcome any barriers that might have stopped them from being active they can help show that we all can move a bit more in our daily lives.
We hope that our Active Together Champions inspire you, your neighbours and your local communities to get out and move a bit more. However big your goals are, even if you are about to take that first step to moving more, we want to support you along the way. You will also find further tips, advice and local sessions that relates to each of our champion stories.
Our Active Together Champions keep us up-to-date by sharing regular blogs on how they are staying active and looking after their wellbeing.
We are advocates for being active in a way that works for you, so we hope that the personal stories of our Champions, and some of their top tips, might inspire you to try something new. Follow along on their journey to hear about their successes, challenges, and what they enjoy most about being active.
Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:19 by Katie Ricketts
Hi, I am Katie. I am one of the Active Together Champions based in Charnwood.
Becoming and staying active has been instrumental in improving my mental and physical wellbeing. I also work with adults with mental health issues, so I see first hand how exercise is beneficial across the board in all types of mental illness and distress.
There'a something about this time of year. Dark when you go to work, dark when you get back. All very depressing. A lot of people find their mood slipping and their motivation decreasing at this time of year. And how cold was the weekend!! Seriously hibernation weather.
Today it's been a bit milder, but I had a dreadful day at work. The sort of day when all you want to do is come home and get in your pyjamas.
With the benefit of experience I know that ultimately that'll make me feel worse, so today when I got home I had words with myself, got changed (not into my pyjamas!) and made myself go for a walk in the dark. Result= better mood, less stress and a better sleep later on
Start small- promise yourself that you'll do 10 minutes of exercise and then I guarantee you'll start to build on that and be so proud of yourself.