With the festive season well and truly over and maybe the January blues starting to kick in, we thought it would be an ideal time to talk about physical health and wellbeing. Throughout January Active Essex will be sharing lots of tips, advice and resources to help Greater Essex residents kick start the new year on the right foot.
Feel Good January aims to change behaviour and attitudes towards physical activity and mental health, which will be boosted by Active Essex’s array of guest video speakers each week. Every week welcomes a new focus and these are outlined below:
Feel good you (4th – 10th January)
This week is about encouraging positive changes, setting goals and reflecting on what individuals want to achieve•
Do it for you (11th – 17th January)
This week is about behaviour change, motivation and changing attitudes towards physical activity and mental health•
Look after you (18th – 24th January)
This week is about health and wellbeing and ways to set yourself up for the day, achieve aspirations, holistic approaches/techniques and ways to stay mentally fit•
Feel good this year (25th – 31st January)
Our final week is based around personal goals and striving to help communities. We will be running a competition on our social media, so we welcome you to share and like this post.
How you can get involved?
It would be great if you could support our campaign, to ensure all Greater Essex residents are able to take part in Feel Good January and inspire them to make the change to a healthy and active lifestyle. We have created some assets, which can be used by yourselves on your social media and should be attached to your original email. Please also find some pre-written social media posts below.
Week 1 – Feel good you
Partner: It’s a new year and @ActiveEssex are bringing you a #FeelGoodJanuary post each week to encourage you to focus on the positives and make changes for the better. So, tell us,how do you aim to lead a healthy and active lifestyle this year?
Partner: Goodbye 2020, hello fresh start. Join @ActiveEssex in #FeelGoodJanuary to inspire and motivate you to make positive changes to your lifestyle. It’s important to take time out to focus on you, so do that this week and reflect on what you want to achieve this year.
Week 2 – Do it for you
Partner: New year, new activity. Why don’t you try something different for #FeelGoodJanuary and head over to @ActiveEssex #KeepEssexActive channel where you can get a taster for a variety of different workouts. This could inspire you to join a new fitness class in your local community!
Partner: An active lifestyle – do it for you
A healthy change – do it for you
Do it for you this #FeelGoodJanuary with @ActiveEssex support. Whether you’re stuck on ways to get active or needideas on ways to eat healthy, visit the page below to make that positive change. #LetsDoThis
Week 3 – Look after you
Partner: Week 3 of #FeelGoodJanuary is all about looking after yourself. It’s important to look after your mental health and wellbeing, so why not try one of the many relaxation videos on @ActiveEssex’s #KeepEssexActive channel.
Partner: With many of us working from home, looking after our mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever this #FeelGoodJanuary. Taking regular breaks, staying hydrated and stepping outside for some fresh air will not only re-energise you but also boost your mood.
Week 4 – Feel good this year
Partner: Share our competition post that goes out at 8am on Monday 25th January and tag us in!