The Active Essex Foundation – a charity that provides life-changing support to Essex communities through sport and physical activity, has launched a campaign to tackle high levels of inactivity in Essex.
Currently, the level of physical activity in Essex is 26%, higher than the national average of 25.1%. The 30:30 Essex challenge hopes to tackle these levels of inactivity by inviting everybody in Essex to complete 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days in the month of June.
From taking a brisk lunchtime walk to getting involved with a local dance or fitness class, cycling to work or signing up for a Parkrun, there are plenty of activities for individuals, families and workplaces to take part in.
Regular daily exercise is proven to lead to great personal benefits, such as increased energy & stamina, positive mental well-being and improved sociability from joining activity sessions and meeting new people. It can also improve concentration at work.
Sports clubs and organisations in Essex
Sports clubs and organisations in Essex are encouraged to add their June activities on the 30:30 Essex open activity map for a chance of winning a prize of up to £750 for their club.
Sign up to the obstacle race on 29th June
Families who want to set a bigger challenge can also sign up to the first 30:30 Essex Obstacle Race in Thorndon Country Park, near Brentwood on 29th June. Most importantly, all funds raised from the race will go to the Active Essex Foundation charity and will help support sport and physical activity projects in Essex.