Getting moving and getting outdoors as much as possible is great for physical and mental wellbeing, which is why Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is challenging residents to get Active this April.
from 1 April 2022, the council is asking residents to share their active photos, videos or stories on social media, using the hashtag #ActiveApril and tagging the council, or sending them to email@example.com. They are encouraging all ages, abilities and activities to take part and enter into a prize draw to win a £50 sports voucher.
The council’s Active April initiative is a great opportunity for residents to make simple adjustments in their daily routine to increase their physical activity. Whatever the circumstances or physical limitations, people can find their own ways to be a bit more active - this is for everyone.
Councillor Alex Coley, Chair of the Community and Wellbeing Committee said “We don't need to run marathons - there are simple things we can all do to take care of our bodies; whether that’s going for a walk with the family, taking the stairs rather than the lift, walking a bit further to get to work or school or even trying out the outdoor gym equipment we’ve installed around the borough with your mates.
“We're fortunate to live in one of the best boroughs in the country for opportunities for physical and recreation activities with lots of parks, open spaces, and sports facilities all on our doorstep.
“Take a picture of yourself being more active and send it to us - walking, cycling, playing sports, practicing yoga, at the gym or even doing the gardening. Any and all physical activity counts, and you could win £50!”
Active April wants to get everyone moving more in Epsom and Ewell this spring – join in with the fun. There will be tips and hints, suggestions and ideas of what to do and where to go
Recommendations are that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week, or around 20-30 minutes a day in any time frame throughout the week and it’s also recommended to take part in some form of activity every day, like going for a walk.