Let’s Get Dudley Moving
People across Dudley borough are being encouraged to get more active, as part Dudley Council’s Let’s Get Moving health campaign.
The local authority wants to encourage people who currently don’t do much physical activity to move more for a longer, healthier and happier life.
As part of the year-long campaign, free and easy exercise videos will be shared on the council’s YouTube channel and there will be health challenges that people can take part in.
Those who don’t enjoy sport or gym will be pleased to know it’s not all about exercise in the traditional sense, instead its about people moving more in their current lives.
Left to right: Councillor Nicolas Barlow, Liz Jones from Dudley Council and Alan Jones from Wollaston Allotment
Any task can be turned into a chance to be more active such as hoovering for longer, doing heel raises while waiting for the kettle to boil or shoulder stretches while watching TV, gardening or walking to the local shop.
Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:
The pandemic has made it tough for many people to find the motivation to get moving and activities we may have enjoyed before such a sports or group walking haven’t always been accessible.
Now with restrictions easing, and with Covid-19 shining a light on the importance of being physically active, there’s never been a better time to start moving more and I hope our residents will take the chance to engage with our campaign.
All daily activity makes a difference to our health such as weeding the garden, cleaning the home and taking a short walk around the block. And no matter what your current level of activity, it’s never too late to take the next step.
Different challenges will be added to the webpages throughout the year and there is something for everyone no matter their age or fitness level.
People can find out more at www.lets-get.com/move