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 activity for the 30 days of June – your way!
Why not use June as an opportunity to try a new activity or sport? There’s plenty of inspiration from our Daily Guest Editors everything from This Girl Can ambassadors, the Fire Brigade and Help for Heroes – they’re all lined up to give you a daily dose of ideas.
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 family, friends or colleagues. A good excuse to try a new club or class. Throughout June clubs & organisations across Essex will be staging Open Events where you can go along and just observe or join in a taster session.
Record your efforts with our special A Second a Day app – https://1se.co/ Just record one single second each day while you’re involved in your activity and it will build into a whole minute film by June 30th.
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!
Need a goal to work towards? NEW for 2019 our first 3030 Obstacle Course! A fun day out to get active with family and friends – swinging from monkey bars and sliding down the slip-n-slide!
*If you are following this years Guest Editor videos Don’t forget to warm up and warm down – every time!
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.