It’s more important than ever to get active for our physical and mental health, but the dark winter months and COVID restrictions have made it more challenging for many people across the borough.
That’s why we’ve created the Take Ten #StepOutChallenge. We’re challenging everyone to walk outside for at least 10 minutes every lunchtime in December – to enjoy the daylight (if not sunlight), go to the shops, walk, round the block or even better local park. It will make you feel brighter and give you a sense of achievement, it’s worth that initial effort of getting your shoes and coat on!
Each day there will be extra optional challenges to try whilst walking, all linked to the 5 ways to wellbeing, to give everyone an extra boost! Find more details on our website.
The Take Ten #StepOutChallenge aims to challenge everyone to get outside for at least 10 minutes every day for a walk during December. To support with this we have created a calendar (see attached) which includes additional challenges based around the five ways to wellbeing to further encourage and support people to take at least 10 minutes out of their day to get outside and walk.
How can you help?
We’d love it if you could support the challenge by doing the following:
- Take part in the challenge yourself, and join us on Twitter using #StepOutChallenge
- Encourage your colleagues, friends and family to take part in the challenge
- Spread the word to your service users or customers and any other residents that you have contact with. We have included a pack with social media posts and some graphics to go with them. You can also download an accessible version of the calendar on our website.