Wednesday, June 29, 2022

North Lincolnshire employees encouraged to get active next month

This June workplaces are encouraged to take part in the Get Active Challenge to improve their health and wellbeing.

The month-long competition will see teams of four competing against other teams from across North Lincolnshire workplaces to walk or cycle to work or increase their physical activity.

Any business in North Lincolnshire is eligible to take part, and can enter more than one team. The challenge involves each participant in the team aiming take part in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day or at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. The physical activity can be anything from walking or cycling to work, running, swimming, or chair-based activities.

Those who participate in the challenge will be able to choose from a wide range of incentives to motivate them to take part in the activity, for example:

  • A cycle safety pack containing ahigh visibility rucksack cover, bike lights, bike lock, and flashing arm band.
  • Runners pack including running vest, water bottle and arm band.
  • One month swim or gym only membership with NL Active.
  • Access to a range of virtual and face to face exercise classes, including chair-based exercises and Do Something Different sessions.

Each week, a league table will be shared with participants to motivate and encourage them to incorporate more activity into their daily lives. At the end of the challenge the most active teams will win a prize.

To take part, team leaders should register each team member on the online form. The deadline for entering is 27 May.

Prizes will be awarded for the most active team and the team that has completed the most physical activity for commuting purposes (getting to and from work).

This June workplaces are encouraged to take part in the Get Active Challenge to improve their health and wellbeing – sign up today.

The month-long competition will see teams of four competing against other teams from across North Lincolnshire workplaces to walk or cycle to work or increase their physical activity.

Any business in North Lincolnshire is eligible to take part and they can enter more than one team.

The challenge involves each participant in the team aiming take part in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day or at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. The physical activity can be anything from walking or cycling to work, running, swimming, or chair-based activities.

Those who participate in the challenge will be able to choose from a wide range of incentives to motivate them to take part in the activity, for example:

  • A cycle safety pack containing ahigh visibility rucksack cover, bike lights, bike lock, and flashing arm band.
  • Runners pack including running vest, water bottle and arm band.
  • One month swim or gym only membership with NL Active.
  • Access to a range of virtual and face to face exercise classes, including chair-based exercises and Do Something Different sessions.
  • Plus, much more.

Each week, a league table will be shared with participants to motivate and encourage them to incorporate more activity into their daily lives. At the end of the challenge the most active teams will win a prize.

To take part, team leaders should register each team member on the online form. The deadline for entering is 27 May 2022.

Prizes will be awarded for the most active team and the team that has completed the most physical activity for commuting purposes (getting to and from work).

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for adults and health, said: “The Get Active Challenge forms part of the council’s Wellbeing at Work initiative and we hope to encourage people across North Lincolnshire to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing throughout the challenge. The challenge is suitable for people of all abilities – you don’t need to be super fit to take part.

“There are lots of benefits to keeping active for both your physical and mental health. Any exercise is better than none.

“If you would like to take on a challenge this June with your colleagues, make sure you sign up to the Get Active Challenge.”

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