We're inviting you to #JoinMe in embracing Dorset’s great outdoor spaces and getting active with your friends and family.
After the festivities of December, the new year can sometimes leave us feeling flat. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Getting some fresh air, doing some exercise and spending some time with loved ones can do wonders for your health and wellbeing. And it’s easy to make it part of your daily life.
Any type of activity is good for you. Some is better than none, and more is even better! Could you go for a brisk 10-minute walk, three times a day? Could you try couch to 5k? Could you try your local parkrun? You don't have to run!
Join #JoinMe to be in with a chance of winning an annual membership or a parking pass to one of Dorset's fantastic country parks.
There are a huge number of things you can do, and many are free, easy and don't require any special clothes or equipment. Why not try:
Being active can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50%. Research shows it can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Completing this survey from Active Dorset will help you to think about how much activity you do now and where you might be able to make changes, helping you to move more and feel better.
The other bonus to completing the survey is that you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £50.00 Amazon vouchers! The survey will only take a few minutes to complete.
We'd love to see how you’re getting involved in #JoinMe. Send us a picture of you doing your favourite activity in Dorset. Send the picture to us in one of these ways:
*Prizes offered per country park: