The Great British Week of Sport runs between 19th and 27th September – and, bang in the middle on the 23rd, is National Fitness Day.
Great British Week of Sport promotes and celebrates physical activity and sport and the power it has to bring us all together, regardless of age, background or fitness level.
Sport and activity have so many benefits for our mental, physical and social wellbeing. During the week, each day is aligned to a specific theme, to ensure a wide reach of the #BeActive message and the opportunity for a greater variety of people to take part.
As an organisation, you can offer an event or activity as part of the week; it doesn’t need to be new, it can be whatever you want it to be – from opening up a regular class to a free trial for new members, opening up an app for free, a virtual workout, all the way through to going for a world record. Find out more: https://gbwos.com/get-involved/
National Fitness Day celebrates the role physical activity plays across the UK and people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities come together to celebrate the fun of fitness. The day reminds us why it’s good to move, highlighting the role that physical activity plays in helping us lead healthier, happier lives both physically and mentally.
On National Fitness Day you can run or host event or get active and join in! https://www.nationalfitnessday.com/activity-finder/
It's medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:
Physical activity guidelines for adults aged 19 to 64: adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better. Adults should:
You can also achieve your weekly activity target with:
You can do your weekly target of physical activity on a single day or over two or more days - whatever suits you.
Before starting on a physical activity regime, speak to your GP to make sure it's OK.
Read more about physical activity here.