We Are Undefeatable

We Are Undefeatable is a major campaign to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England

Whether you're dancing whilst doing the washing up or practicing your keepy-uppies, it all adds up. Living with a health condition can make getting active challenging and it's ok if you're not up to it today - tomorrow is another day. It's perfectly okay to feel like being active is a big commitment or something that didn't feel like it was for you.

Ultimately, being active is about finding what works for you. You can start small, and you don't have to get moving when you don't feel up to it.

We Are Undefeatable aims to support people to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that their condition allows.

Make the most out of your good days

Each day, listen to your body and do what feels comfortable to you.

Make the most of your good days. On your not-so-good days, you may need to do less. Small amounts of activity all add up.

Find activities you enjoy

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, in fact, there are many, many ways to be active, including some that people may not realise actually count. Try a few activities until you find the right thing for you and your health condition.

Doing something you actually like means you're far more likely to keep doing it. Moving more with friends, family members, and others can also help make things more fun.

Start slowly and build up

Don't expect to see big differences overnight. Even small changes can have an impact on your health.

For some people, aiming for ten minute bouts of activity can help them get started.

Make Your Move Videos

From the charities behind #WeAreUndefeatable, #MakeYourMove is a new physical activity video series, designed to help you stay active in a way that works for you and your health condition. These activities are designed to improve strength, balance, coordination, energy and stamina and relieve stress. Access these videos via the page below.

5 in 5 mini workout

Introducing Five in Five: a completely customisable mini-workout.

It's been designed it to be as flexible as possible, to help you get moving in whatever way works for you that day.

How it works...

Doing Five in Five is simple:

  1. Choose 5 activities from downloadable booklet of accessible exercises
  2. Do each activity for 1 minute at a time, for a total of a 5 minute mini-workout

It's that easy!

Visit the WAU website to download your pack today.

My Daily Undefeatable

My Daily Undefeatable is designed to support you on your way to becoming more active, whatever that looks like to you. It's a simple daily check in about how you feel when you get moving.

It can be challenging to maintain a routine when how you feel can change from day to day. To help keep you motivated,
schedule a check in with the new 'My Daily Undefeatable' Facebook messenger chat bot to help you get moving in a way that works for you. Head to their Facebook Page.

The check in involves just three questions:

  1. How did you move today, big or small?
  2. How did that activity make you feel?
  3. How might you move tomorrow?

This is not a fitness challenge or traditional activity plan. Instead, it's a way to celebrate the little victories and encourage you to keep going when times get tough.

Why not join in the campaign and share your story:

Facebook: @weareundefeatable

Twitter: @Undefeatable

Hashtag: #WeAreUndefeatable

Instagram: @We.are.undefeatable

Hashtag: #WeAreUndefeatable

Make your move

However you choose to make your move, it's all good for your health and wellbeing. Try building movement into your day by doing things like taking the stairs and walking more. Take a look at our "Make Your Move" pages for more ideas.

Or why not try out different activities, like swimming, cycling, pilates, or using a free app. You can find more inspiration local to you on our Get Active activity finder.

Why not take a look at our Events and Campaigns Search Engine or at our Get Active Search Engine below and try out a new activity:

Long Term Conditions

It is widely recognised that physical activity can have a positive effect on both physical and mental wellbeing, both in the context of prevention and treatment.

The majority of adults across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland are physically active, however 39% of adults and 83% of children are not as active as they should be. Those living with a health condition, are twice as likely to be inactive than people without a health condition and 60 % of people with 2 or more long term health conditions are not happy with their current activity levels.

For more information, click the link below.

Campaign partners:

The campaign is led by 16 of the major health and social care charities and is backed by expertise, insight and significant National Lottery funding from Sport England, the organisation behind the award-winning This Girl Can campaign.

You may find further advice and information on specific conditions by clicking on the links below.