'Make Every Minute Count'
WORKERS within the Liverpool City Region are being
encouraged to take part in the free:- 'Make Every Minute Count'
challenge. The initiative is designed to leave those taking part feeling more
energised, less stressed, refreshed, and able to beat the winter blues this
Those looking to get more active this New Year aren't alone. In fact 38% of us
in the UK set resolutions at the start of each year to become more active. The
good news is that you don't need to join a gym or start training for a marathon
with the 'Make Every Minute Count' challenge. The initiative,
spearheaded in the region by MSP, which works to enable people to be active
every day, is just about fitting small amounts of activity to fit around your
working life. Anyone can get involved too, no matter your age, ability or
fitness levels and signing up online is easy.
The 8 week challenge starts, on Monday, 8 January 2018, and challenges you to
log at least 1 mile (or 10 minutes) of physical activity per day, this could be
say:- walking, jogging, cycling, taking part in an activity class; whatever you
enjoy and fits in to your life. It's about finding simple ways to do more
activity, such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, or parking further away
from the office.
Each time you do your daily activity and log it on the Workplace Challenge
website you'll get the chance to win prizes including:- gift vouchers, theatre
tickets, signed Liverpool FC and Everton FC books, a signed LFC and EFC shirt, a
sit / stand desk and much more. It's all part of the Workplace Challenge, which is a free
website / app that helps you to log how much activity you do; it's provided in
30 counties across England, including Merseyside.
Danny Woodworth, from MSP, said:- "The campaign has a particular emphasis
on breaking up your working day with physical activity to reduce sedentary
behaviour. NHS guidelines state that getting plenty of regular exercise,
particularly outdoors and in daylight, can help to improve symptoms of seasonal
affective disorder. So, in January stepping away from your desk during the
lightest and brightest part of the day is a great way to improve your wellbeing
and can help tackle the culture of a desk-bound lunch."
You could also push yourself to try a brand new activity; to help, MSP have put
together a calendar of great sessions and events taking place across the whole
of the Liverpool City Region for you to get involved with.
Sign up for the free 'Make Every Minute Count' challenge at:-
MerseysideSport.com, where you'll find details of the events
calendar and lots of top tips to keep active this winter. You'll also find
plenty of videos and ideas to keep active at work by following MSP, on both