Get active with #JoinMe!
In 2020, we’re inviting you to #JoinMe in embracing Dorset’s great outdoor spaces and getting active with your friends and family (or on your own if you prefer!).
After the festivities of December, the new year can sometimes leave us feeling pretty flat. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Getting some fresh air, doing some exercise and spending some time with loved ones can do wonders for your physical and mental health and wellbeing. And it’s really easy to make it part of your daily life.
Any type of activity is good for you. Some is better than none, and more is even better!
To help you on your way, we’re running a competition to win an annual membership or a parking pass to one of Dorset’s fantastic country parks. You can enter by signing up to #JoinMe on the LiveWell Dorset website, where you can also find loads more ideas and inspiration.
Complete this survey from Active Dorset to help you to think about how much activity you do now and where you might be able to make changes. You’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £50.00 Amazon vouchers! The survey will only take a few minutes to complete.
There are a huge amount of things you can do, and most of them are free, easy and you don’t need any specialist clothes or equipment. Why not try:
- heading to one of Dorset’s country parks for an active day out with family
- asking a friend to start Couch to 5k with you
- trying your local parkrun on a Saturday morning
- going for a brisk walk at the beach with the dog
- visiting one of Dorset’s amazing National Trust properties and enjoying the beautiful grounds
Being active can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50%. Research shows it can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
The #JoinMe campaign is run by Public Health Dorset, Active Dorset and LiveWell Dorset in partnership with the National Trust in Dorset.