Thank you to everyone who pledged and took part in your office activities to help make this year’s Active Wellbeing Week our most successful ever. As it comes to a close we hope you’ve had fun and found the inspiration to kick start a new you.
We’ve had some fantastic pledges from colleagues up and down the country to increase their wellbeing. From simple things like eating 5 portions of fruit and veg a day, or going out for a lunchtime stroll to training for an Ultra-Marathon and everything in between.
Now we’ve ignited that spark of curiosity it’s important to maintain the momentum and turn Active Wellbeing Week into Active Wellbeing year. Check out our handy guides and hints and tips on how you can look after yourself both inside and out.
Top tips on eating healthily
- Eat at least 4 portions of vegetables and 1 portion of fruit every day or whatever you can manage.
- Dried, juiced, fresh or frozen are all just as good for you. Eat a rainbow to vary your vitamins and minerals.
- Avoid processed foods and try to use fresh, natural ingredients wherever possible.
- Cook in bulk and chill or freeze leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner.
- Buy produce in season, that way it will be cheaper and more readily available. Try local farm shops or ‘pick your own’ farms for a great day out.
Top tips on staying active
- Try to do at least 30 minutes of light to moderate exercise every day.
- Find a sport or exercise you enjoy and can fit into your normal routine.
- Share your passion with friends or colleagues, as you’re much more likely to keep it up.
- Try changing your regime each week to keep things fresh and interesting.
- Look for websites or use social media to find local groups with shared interests.
Top tips on feeling good
- Find something you love doing and make time for it. Read a book, watch a film or do a crossword. It doesn’t have to be physical or time consuming.
- Talk to your friends, colleagues or support groups if you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
- Take up a class or exercise. It can work wonders in relieving anxiety and help you learn something new and meet like-minded people.
- Get a pet or ask to walk a neighbour’s dog. Looking after animals can lower your heart rate, focus your attention and provide you with exercise.
- Volunteer at a local charity or good cause. Altruism can be incredibly uplifting and help lift the spirits
- and give you a tremendous sense of purpose.
We can help activate your mind, body and soul
If you’re looking for some more fantastic ideas to get you motivated and moving throughout the year and beyond, check out our activities, sports, days out and excursions.
And to make sure your inner self is just as fit, we’ve got bags and bags of great entertainment and discounted trips. Guaranteed to get you out and about and discovering new things, whatever the Great British Summer throws at you.
Why not let this Active Wellbeing Week be the spark that fires your confidence and the catalyst to boost your Wellbeing.