We Are Undefeatable is a movement supporting people with a range of long term health conditions, developed by 15 leading health and social care charities and backed by expertise, insight and significant National Lottery funding from Sport England. It's purpose is to support and encourage finding ways to be active that work for you and your health condition.
Active Together proudly support We Are Undefeatable, working closely with National and local partners to activate the campaign throughout Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. As a result of our successful launch event in November 2022, we are continuing to explore new ways that support and encourage local residents to move more, their way.
The Leicestershire MS support group getting Active Together
Exercising can be more difficult when you're living with MS. But there are many ways to get active in your day-to-day life. We Are Undefeatable helps people do just that. Here's how it's helped one Leicestershire support group.
We Are Undefeatable is a movement helping people with a range of long-term health conditions find ways to be active that work for them.
Active Together have supported the MS Society Hinckley and District Group since November 2022. They secured £4,000 of Together Fund investment to increase accessibility to services for people living with MS.
Watch the video of Group members Sarah & Vix talking about how being physically active has benefitted them...
Check out the National We Are Undefeatable Campaign
When you're managing a health condition, being active is about finding what works for you. This can include ways to move that many people don't realise count.
From 5 minute customisable workouts, to keeping up your motivation to move with My Daily Undefeatable chatbot, from Make Your Move instructor led videos, to getting moving in the comfort if your own home, the We Are Undefeatable website can help you discover how to move more, your way.
We understand that how you feel can change from day to day. And sometimes, that can make moving more feel like a challenge.
It may be that being active has seemed like a big commitment or something that didn't feel like it was for you. That's perfectly okay.
The truth is that you can start small, and you do not have to get moving when you don't feel up to it. Ultimately, being active is about finding what works for you.
Move to Your Mood Videos
Move to Your Mood with Gok Wan
'Move To Your Mood' is all about listening to your body and getting moving in a way that works for you and your mood!
Join Gok, Meg, and the wonderful Personal Trainer Sandra in this short routine to get your body gently moving and to help you unwind.
Join Darlaine, Gok, and Sandra as they make the most of feeling energised and get their bodies moving in a fun and active way!
Needing a Boost
Join Mark, Gok, and Sandra as they get moving for 5 minutes to get their blood pumping and lifting their energy levels for the day
We Are Undefeatable is a campaign to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England.
The campaign features real-life experiences of people with long-term health conditions – both visible and invisible – on their own journeys to being active. It also recognises the unique barriers people living with long-term health conditions face.
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.
Why not join in the campaign and share your story:
LinkedIn: We Are Undefeatable
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.
We Are Undefeatable campaign partners:
The campaign is led by 15 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.
On 23rd November, Active Together hosted its first local launch of the national We Are Undefeatable campaign. The event brought together 45 local partners, including charities, care organisations, physical activity advocates and health and social care leads, providing them with an opportunity to hear about the campaign and connect with each other. The event concluded by asking everyone to do 3 things: Sign up to both the We Are Undefeatable Supporters Hub and Let's Get Moving Newsletter, and to make a pledge. There were some fantastic submissions evidencing your commitment to landing the campaign across your networks and harnessing the power of physical activity for those living with long term health conditions. You can read them below.
I didn't realise how much happens locally. It'll be crucial for us going forwards to find out what activity sessions and programmes are available to use for us to use
The event made it really clear and simple how we can increase movement in our own groups, I will strive to connect the national campaigns to local and regional initiatives such as Let's Get Moving and We Are Undefeatable
I want to build a network of inspirational stories, like the Let's Get Moving Champions and We Are Undefeatable Champions, to inspire others and change their perspectives around their capabilities for getting active, and that it is safe to do so even with a health condition
Knowing how many resources there are out there for a wide range of long term health conditions is reassuring. Often our participants are suffering from multiple conditions, so having more targeted community engagement to support equity of access will be our focus for 2023
The energiser session with Gok Wan was really useful, I actually felt a difference after doing it and as a result I am going to share the We Are Undefeatable resources with my nursing colleagues
There are many resources out there already made for us to use, I therefore will be signing up to the We Are Undefeatable Supporters Hub to share their resources and case studies with my group
The We Are Undefeatable resources are fantastic, we will use the assets for our own campaigns and begin to integrate it into other projects
This event really highlighted the importance of physical activity, but what was interesting was how simple it can be. I always thought it would require more organisation and time, but now I realise that every small movement matters, even short walks. I will be organising wellness walks in 2023 for my group
Continue to talk to other groups and carers. It can feel very lonely but today has proven that we all face the same challenges, and there is support out there. I feel inspired to work together and connect more