RED January on the Radio
RED January participants for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind have been on the radio to talk about the move more challenge.
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind Ambassadors, Emily Bunce and Dee Hodgson, have been interviewed live on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire by presenter Vic Minett, to explain why getting involved in the move more in January campaign is beneficial to mental as well as physical wellbeing.
Three years ago, Dee weighed 26.5 stones, experienced extensive mental health issues and could only walk 100 metres. Now she has lost 14.5 stones and feels the positive impact of exercising more.
She explained how research has shown the connection between increased physical activity and improved mental health.
Emily said: “If you don’t consider yourself a runner, we’re not asking you to run, we’re just asking you to move every day.”
About RED January
RED January is for people of all abilities to get involved with an activity of their choice. Whether it’s running, walking, jogging, swimming, or star jumping, the choice is yours. It’s the ideal opportunity to start the new year with a positive challenge, your way.
We are delighted so many people across Coventry and Warwickshire have already pledged to take part in RED January in aid of our charity, and it was lovely to hear our ambassadors talking about their RED January journey so far in such a fun and engaging way. Well done Emily and Dee!
You can listen to their interview online from 1hr 20mins in here.
Don’t forget it’s not too late to become a REDer if you haven’t already. Let’s all get moving more this month.
Find out more and how to sign up FREE here.