Physical activity is regularly promoted via AHPScot, and with very good reason! Physical activity can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and 13 types of cancer. It can also help you to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and improve your mood and mental well-being. And this is why we are getting behind the We Communities #WeActiveChallenge. And why we hope you will too!?
To get involved all you have to do is:
- Set yourself a physical activity challenge for the month of August.
- Get your friends, family and colleagues involved.
- Take some pictures or a short video when doing your activity, and share them with your community on twitter using the relevant hashtag.
There are plenty to choose from:
#NursesActive #CommissionersActive #PharmacistsActive #DocsActive #FinanceActive #CopsActive #MidwivesActive and #AHPsActive
Although we obviously hope you’ll be using #AHPsActive… It is a competition after all!!
If you need more encouragement to get active why not take a look at some of our recent AHPScot tweets which refer to physical activty:
… or you could take a look at some of our physical activity related AHPScot blogs:
Remember you only need to do 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week to benefit your health and that can be broken up in to 10minute bursts.