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Support your mental health this January by doing something active every single day.

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:27

Support your mental health this January by doing something active every single day.

Mind BLMK (Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes) is excited to be partnering with RED January, a community initiative providing people with support and a focus during a characteristically tough month.

What is RED January?

RED January is a fun initiative that encourages you to support your own mental health by doing something active every single day.

This could be anything from swimming, running or walking to work, taking part in your favourite yoga class, chair based exercises, a kick about on the pitch, dancing, or even hula hooping!

So whether you decide to walk, run or jive your way through January for five minutes to 10k and beyond, there are no rules, just get active to make this January red and not blue.

How does exercise help your mental health?

Exercise is brilliant for beating the January blues – it burns off cortisol (the stress hormone) plus it stimulates the release of endorphins.

Do you need to fundraise to take part?

It is free to take part and if you would like to raise money or make a donation to Mind BLMK, that's also great!

To sign up, please complete the Register for RED January form via the button on the left-hand side of this page. If you would like to raise funds for us by taking part, please set up your own Just Giving page.

If you need any help with getting your page set up, or wish to share any RED January photographs and stories with MIND BLMK, feel free to email red@mind-blmk.org.uk.

Tags: Getting Active, January, mental health

Partners and Supporters

  • Active Luton
    Luton Borough Council
    Fusion Lifestyle
    CSPNetwork
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  • Sport England
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