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Step Up The Fun: 13 Ways to Make Walking More Exciting

Published: 31 May 2024

Walking is a free way to look after your physical and mental health that is ready and waiting at your doorstep. Round the cul-de-sac, to the park or over the hills, there are routes for everyone. 

Moving For My Mental Health

Published: 17 May 2024

Sue has experienced episodes of severe depression in the past and found that getting outdoors helped to quieten those overwhelming thoughts. Now, she's sharing her story to help those who may be in a similar situation as she was.

Teaching Teachers Yoga Skills

Published: 15 May 2024

Sam was keen to explore the spiritual aspects of yoga, and first did so over 25 years ago. After becoming a primary school teacher, she noticed that children were struggling with their mental health and thought that yoga may be of help.

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Southampton Celebrates One Year of Good Deeds

Published: 23 April 2024

GoodGymers in Southampton celebrated their one-year anniversary (Monday 22nd April 2024) by going back to where it all started with a special mission at Southampton City Farm.

How A Local Leisure Centre Engaged Older Audiences

Published: 10 April 2024

Physical activity is a key ingredient in a healthy life, helping older adults to stay independent, prevent falls and live longer. Here's how one leisure centre increased the number of older adults joining the centre by 300%.

Creating Inclusive Spaces For Women To Be Physically Active

Published: 8 March 2024

According to Active Lives data, a quarter of the UK’s female population were classified as ‘inactive’ in 2021/22. Creating inclusive spaces is essential in ensuring women and girls feel comfortable participating in any form of physical activity.

Investing in The Female Physical Activity Workforce

Published: 8 March 2024

According to YouGov, only 12% of women in physical activity settings completed a coaching or instructor qualification in 2022. You can help to close the gap in gender inequality. This is the time to invest in the female workforce.

Empowering Teenage Girls To Advocate For Change

Published: 8 March 2024

How can adults support young people to use their voices to effect change? The recent Play Their Way campaign focuses on voice, choice and journey. Combined, these influenced the Change Champions programme.

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