As the #WeActiveChallenge for 2017 keeps active we are re-posting this blog from a year ago. Why not share your successes with us?
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.