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Join in with #MovingIs this May 2019, we want to hear from you

Published: Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Get Berkshire Active are Proud to Partner with Frimley Health and Care to deliver this campaign.

Following on from the successful #MovingCan Campaign in August 2018 we are now collaborating again with our local health partners to deliver #MovingIs starting on Monday 13 May 2019.

#MovingIs a social media campaign aimed at helping people with motivation and overcoming the most common barriers to become more active. There will be seven days of co-ordinated social media posts giving people the chance to respond with the barriers that stop them or suggestions for overcoming them.

Changing Behaviour Can Be Really Hard - but we are here to help!

When considering a lifestyle change you might want to think about two crucial things: How important is it for you to make the change and how confident are you that you can do it. On a scale of 1-10 the higher both of these are the easier it will be to start and maintain the change.

The #MovingCan campaign provided information on 31 mental and physical health benefits of exercise; this can help you see just how important physical activity is. You should also ask yourself why it’s important for you to be fitter, healthier and more active - make a list and pin it on the fridge!

We hope that our new #MovingIs Campaign will help your confidence, so dip in and take a look. Remember to follow the daily tweets from Monday 13 May and chip in with your ideas too.

Common Barriers to becoming More Active

Its easy to let 'life' get in the way and stop us becoming more active. These are genuine barriers and even the keenest of 'exercisers' experience them on occasions. However, consider this powerful quote:

"If you don't make time for exercise you will have to make time for illness" But, on a more positive note: "If the effects of exercise could be bottled, it would be the medicine of the century".

During this campaign we will be exploring seven different barriers or 'roadblocks' to becoming more active.

Don't struggle on alone - help is on hand!

For more information on what’s going on in other areas check out Get Berkshire Active’s page or follow @MovingIs2019 on Twitter.