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Published: Wednesday, 25th July 2018

The Royal Borough is encouraging residents to get up and active this summer as part of the #MovingCan campaign to highlight the physical and mental benefits of exercise.

Throughout August the council will be highlighting different activities, free taster sessions with local sports groups and the chance to win prizes.

 

The #MovingCan campaign is a joint initiative between health (Frimley Health Integrated Care System), local authorities and Get Berkshire Active.

 

Residents can get daily tips on how physical activities can benefit a wide variety of conditions ranging from diabetes and stroke risk to depression and improving sleep by following the council on Twitter and Facebook. 

 

In the Royal Borough, we have partnered with our leisure centres, sports clubs and local businesses to offer free or discounted sports sessions. We are also bringing together a whole range of free events that are taking place across the borough in our online calendar www.movingcan.info

 

Cllr Stuart Carroll, lead member for adult social care and public health, said “Being more active has so many benefits and is so easy to do – whether it’s choosing to walk instead of drive or trying a new sport, even the smallest of changes can make a real difference.

 

“Physical activity is proven to improve both our physical and mental health and provides a great opportunity to socialise, especially with all the local taster sessions available this month through #MovingCan.”

 

Each week of the campaign there will be a different theme with the first one being parks and gardens followed by water sports, cycling and running.

 

Cllr Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities, added: “I’m so pleased that we are starting the campaign by focussing on the borough’s parks as a great place to be active.

 

“We have a fantastic range of parks, gardens and open spaces which are free to use and are perfect for taking the children during the summer holidays. I encourage residents to visit somewhere new during August.”

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