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

May 10, 2019

Active Cumbria are proud to work with fellow Active Partnerships across England and NHS organisations to deliver this campaign.

Following on from the successful #MovingCan Campaign we ran in January 2019 we are now collaborating again with Active Partnerships to deliver #Movingis starting on the 13th 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 7 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 its 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 13th 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 7 different barriers or 'roadblocks' to becoming more active. We will also be focussing on Mental Health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week - #movingis great for maintaining positve mental health. 

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

 

You are not alone in finding it difficult to become active but there is a lot of great support and advice around to help you. We have added some of the best links here to get you started. You can also find something new to do on our Activity Finder 

This campaign has been created with thanks to Get Berkshire Active 

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