It doesn’t have to be great feats of endurance, running marathons or pumping iron, you can choose your own moves! It could be dancing around the kitchen, jumping in puddles with the kids, walking the dog or running for the bus. However you move, as long as you move more, it all counts. Moving for just 30 minutes throughout the day has so many benefits.
Whatever way people choose to do it, moving more can improve health and wellbeing. In the long-term it also helps protect against serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease and stroke.
We're on the hunt to find Greater Manchester’s most inspiring stories about moving a little more each day and the positive effects it has had.
To be in with the chance of being the next face of the campaign all you have to do is post your story, image and/or video under any of the competition posts found on the @ThatCountsGM social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
Winners will receive a £100 Decathalon voucher, as well as being the next That Counts! star. Three winners will be announced in the second week of January 2020 and filming will take place in early February. Entrants must be resident, or work, in Greater Manchester to take part in the competition.
We're encouraging people across Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan to get involved, start moving more and share ways to fit activity into everyday life.
Sitting still isn’t good for us. Our bodies are meant to be active - moving around and getting as much fresh air as we can. And the less active we are, the more likely we are to develop health conditions, or make existing ones worse. Rest isn’t always best – moving more could actually be the best medicine …
It’s up to you how you get active. The more fun you have, and the easier it is to fit into your routine, the better. But it’s important to make sure that whatever you do, you’re getting the benefits, too.
If you have a long term health condition click here for further inspiration and support.
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For more information about moving and leading a healthier life visit the GM Health Hub
That Counts! is everyone's campaign. We love to hear from organisations that want to use the campaign assets in their own workplaces.
Contact us to find out how you can join the movement.