As part of Macmillan's Move More campaign we're talking about being active. If you're following the Move More programme then please let us know how you're getting on.
Here are some useful links:
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle - leaflets and downloads from Be.Macmillan
The benefits of being active
Here's a link to download your free Move More pack - A guide to becoming more active with ongoing digital support.
Just popping by to edit the above post to add a link to our free Move More pack.
And here is a section from the latest Move More email:
Once you’ve started, you’ll probably find that being active becomes an enjoyable part of the way you live. Many people notice the benefits quickly. You’ll feel less tired, less stressed and have more confidence. Noticing these changes and knowing the benefits to your health can keep you going, even on days when it’s hard to feel motivated. If you’re struggling, don’t be hard on yourself. Just remind yourself of all the benefits and get started again.
If you’ve been using the activity diary, turn back to the start. Is there a difference in what you can do now, in comparison with what you could do then? Do you notice any changes, particularly in how you feel?
How physical activity can benefit you before and after cancer treatment.
I have the pack, is there anyone else out there who has received it?
Have you started doing anything different?
I sought out my local walking netball venues, but haven't done the DVD exercises yet, I'm not sure why not.
What is a Community Champion?
You can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or contact them by email.
Hi Michael, I have been trying to order the pack but don't seem to be able to do it. Any chance you could help? I would appreciate it.
Hi Maggie,Can you check if you're logged in to the be.macmillan page.Here's the link to the page where you can download the content from the packs.If you scroll down the page, you can click on the Move More image and when you're logged in, you should see the 'Add to Cart' button:
Let me know if it still doesn't work and I'll investigate further for you.M.
Thanks for the help. I am a bit of a dumbo when it comes to computers. I managed it eventually so thank you.
Ah, glad you managed it.All the best,M.
I was progressing well and had built up to a two hour walk. Then went and ruined it by tripping over a pole and breaking my humerus which needed surgery so am back to square one. sigh
I am on holiday this week, and intend to do some walking and have packed the DVD with me!
Hi Alive, did you send off for the move more pack? Have you tried it yet?
on holiday I did some cliff top walks and some walks around National Trust properties and on the one rainy day I got the DVD out to play and move along to although I only did the warm up, which seemed long enough for me that day.
Hi KT, I sent of for the wrong one and thanks to you reminding me, today I sent for the right one! !
I have however been trying to walk more most days.
I did go to the York meet up and made a long weekend out of it. I walked loads around York so I am sure it helped. Oh boy though did my joints hurt and wasn't I tired when I returned home. When my move more pack arrives I am going to follow it.
Pleased that you are doing well with it and that you have been able to get out and about on your holiday.
I will let you know how I get on when mine comes
Love and hugs
Maggie xx .
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