This year we want you to MOVE. Life may have made you more sedentary and less mobile, or less motivated because we are at home more than we were. Use June as the motivation to move. Get up and move around more, get those steps up, try an online workout or dust of your bike and head out for a bike ride. We’ve got some great ideas to get you through the month and we want you to join the journey with us.
3030 Essex is a great way to begin or refresh your journey to getting more physically active.
No challenges to complete, no distances to run, no targets to beat – just 30 minutes of movement for the 30 days of June – your way!
Probably the most used excuse for not getting active – but in reality – we can all make time to fit in 30 minutes a day. Chunk the time down into 10 or 15 minute blocks; a brisk walk at lunchtime or picking up the pace when taking the dog for a walk. Everything counts.
Buddy Up and make it fun
Some people like to exercise alone – but it can be more fun to involve the people in your household. A good excuse to try a activity or online class.
Simply put – you’ll feel better! When you exercise your body releases endorphins, a chemical that fights stress and makes you feel good. It increases energy and stamina, helps manage weight, improves cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure, prevents osteoporosis and cancer and helps with your positive mental health. More a question of why not bother!
Warming up your muscles for 5 to 10 minutes before you start your physical activity or sport is extremely important. It help your muscles adjust to the exercise you’ll be doing and is a great way to slowly increase your heart rate.
Of equal importance is cooling or warming down after exertion to help your heart rate and breathing return to resting levels gradually. It also helps avoid any feelings of faintness or dizziness which can result from blood pooling in the large muscles of the legs when vigorous activity is stopped suddenly and also helps reduce lactic acid which may have built up during the period of activity.