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Fitting regular exercise into everyday life can feel like a huge challenge, but it doesn’t have to be with Dorset's #JoinMe campaign.

It's all about enjoying the social side of getting active and celebrating every small achievement on your journey to moving more.

Doing more exercise can feel much less daunting if you take a friend or family member along with you, and it’s great for your physical and mental wellbeing. Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50%.

There’s no need to spend hours in the gym or loads of money on top of the range gear. Any activity is better than doing nothing, whether that’s taking the stairs more, cycling to work or trying a new exercise class.

There are plenty of activities you can get involved in locally and many of them are free. Or if joining a group isn't your thing, there are loads of ways you can get active at home.

Win a Fitbit!

The resources on this page are a great place to start, but we’d love to see how you're getting involved in #JoinMe! Send us a picture of you doing your favourite activity in Dorset to be in with a chance of winning a Fitbit. All you need to do is send the picture to us on Twitter or Facebook.

Sign up to #JoinMe below and we'll email you with top tips, activities and ideas for getting active!

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Active 10

A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health

Download the app

Park Yoga

Free yoga in a park near you

Your nearest Park Yoga

Activity Finder

Find activities and opportunities on your doorstep

Find an activity

Get Fit for free

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active

Learn more

c25k

Choose a celeb to coach you to jog 5km in 9 weeks

Download the app

Try parkrun

No lycra required! You don't have to run! Join this friendly community in your local park

Your nearest parkrun

How active are you?

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.

Take the survey

Share your pictures!

We’d love to see how you’re getting involved in #JoinMe. Send us a picture of you doing your favourite activity in Dorset to be in with a chance of winning a Fitbit. All you need to do is send the picture to us in one of these ways:

We'll be sharing our favourite pictures to help inspire others to get active.

#JoinMe is a partnership of:

    

How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

Your Favourites?

or register, to favourite activities that you want to try.

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