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We have come together to form a Virtual Physical Activity Club to encourage and support you, and your colleagues, to increase and enjoy your physical activity! No matter what your fitness is like, you are welcome to join the NCL Virtual Physical activity club.  

We all know that physical activity helps improve our physical and mental health, and has widespread positive implications in our personal life, family and relationships and work spaces. However, exercising alone, and particular in Winter when the nights are cold and dark, can be really tough. With NHS and Social Care staff having very busy roles this Winter, and some facing the additional difficulties of working from home, scheduling in physical activity can be another challenge.

This club is to support you in your fitness goals and to provide an online community where NCL staff can support each other by encouraging and promoting physical activity.  

Working from home or commuting into a work place, we can all incorporate physical activity into our everyday life and enjoy the benefits. Join the challenge on Strava today! Strava is an app that can help you track you activity (steps, running, cycling etc.) and link you with other staff members doing the challenge so we can all support one another.

The Strava Club is “Keeping Well NCL”, and you can set your own challenge or complete challenges set by the NCL team. NCL challenge for Jan and Feb: To walk 7000 steps a day which is roughly 3 miles a day.  

Name of the Club: Keeping Well NCL:    https://www.strava.com/clubs/keepingwellncl 

Possible Challenges: 

Walk 1mile a day  

Walk 10000 steps a day (Roughly 4 miles a day)  

Walk for an Hour,  

Walk for 30 minutes  

Complete Couch to 5k (9 week running Programme) 

Walk further on your commute  

Try a different physical activity- swimming, cycling, yoga, dancing.   

Who is this for? 

Open for any NHS and Social care workers within the North Central London (NCL).  

This club is to act to “Virtual Group”- so please chat, and comment on other staff achievements to help motivate other staff.   

You will need: 

A Strava account:   https://www.strava.com/register/free   

You can use other apps such as:  Garmin, Mapmyrun, Pedometer++, apple health and link your activity to your Strava account.  

You can also upload activities manually or use Strava to track your activity.   

Events may happen in person – subject to COVID-19 restrictions.  Information on events will be posted on strava and communicated via Keepingwell communications.  

If you have any problems or questions, please email keepingwellncl@tavi-port.nhs.uk.

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Link to resource:

Click here to sign up on Strava.

Topic: Physical Health
Audience: Everyone
Who is this for: Individual and Team
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