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June, 2017

Celebrities team up with Olympians to launch national mental wellbeing campaign for the Summer of World Athletics

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Celebrities team up with Olympians to launch national mental wellbeing campaign for the Summer of World Athletics

Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:10

Celebrities, including Matt Johnson, Anna Williamson, Nick Bright and four-time Olympian Donna Fraser, have teamed up with England Athletics and Mind to launch a national campaign to highlight the importance of getting physically active for mental health and wellbeing.

#17MinutesForMe is a pioneering 8-week campaign that encourages participants to take the time for 17 minutes of physical activity 3 times a week during the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships taking place in London in July and August.

Tags: #17minutesforme, Team Personal Best, Mind, England Athletics, Mental Health

TEAM PERSONAL BEST IN FULL SWING AND GROWING WITH ONE MONTH TO GO TO THE SUMMER OF WORLD ATHLETICS

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TEAM PERSONAL BEST IN FULL SWING AND GROWING WITH ONE MONTH TO GO TO THE SUMMER OF WORLD ATHLETICS

Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:33

  • Team Personal Best is part of the official inspiration programme of the Summer of World Athletics, created to develop grassroots athletics
  • Festival of athletics continues with a host of Team Personal Best events held and more than 100 other events also signed up so far
  • Do something special to get involved this summer, Team Personal Best is open to anyone and everyone

Tags: Athletics, Running, Team Personal Best

Strategies to move more and sit less at the office

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Strategies to move more and sit less at the office

Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:17

By Lee Goodwin, M.A. in Physical Activity and Health

Sitting for lengthy and uninterrupted periods during a working day has been associated with poor health and chronic disease in office workers. To counteract the negative effects of prolonged sitting, guidelines recommend that office workers gradually work towards standing and moving for two to four hours during an eight-hour working day (halved for part-time employees). Interchanging between standing, moving and sitting throughout the day helps maintain a flexible balance, which is optimal for employee and organisational health in the long term.

Tags: Sit Less, Move More, Stand

Workplace Challenge partner with Cancer Research UK

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Workplace Challenge partner with Cancer Research UK

Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:51

Workplace Challenge have partnered with Cancer Research UK to get workplaces involved in Race for Life 2017. Sign up at raceforlife.org and use the code WPCRFL17. Workplaces can also set up a group and this helps participants to track their team entries and fundraising. You will be walked through the process on the screen and could be a great way to set up a company team!

Tags: CRUK, Cancer Research UK, Race for Life, Run

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