The latest group of Ambassadors for Liverpool’s Fit For Me campaign have been revealed!
The Ambassadors who are from all over the city and from all walks of life have one thing in common and that’s to inspire everyone to be more active with their own personal stories. They join other Ambassadors of the campaign, which has engaged with over 100,000 people since it launched last July.
Fit For Me is a social movement which aims to inspire and get everyone more active in Liverpool. That can mean doing as little as ten minutes more activity, getting off the bus a stop earlier or simply taking the stairs instead of the lift.
To coincide with the new Ambassadors, Fit For Me have also launched their new online activity finder where everyone will be able to find activities near them at www.fitforme.info.
The campaign is delivered by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Liverpool City Council as part of the ‘Living Well’ programme.
Dr Maurice Smith, a GP at Mather Avenue surgery in Allerton and Healthy Liverpool’s ‘Living Well’ clinical lead said:
“Getting more active benefits everyone and can improve your everyday life. Start with simple things like walking more, taking the stairs instead of the lift or finding active ways to spend the weekend. As long as it gets your heart beating a bit faster and makes you breathe a bit harder, it counts. If you have a long-term condition, doing activity is still beneficial and can actually help your condition - ask your GP if you’re concerned, but don’t let it stop you.”
Councillor Tim Moore, Mayoral Lead for Organised Sport said:
“These little things can make a massive difference to your overall health and wellbeing. Being active is good for you and can improve your everyday life. Even small changes can give you more energy, make you feel less tired and stressed, lift your mood, help you to sleep better and boost your confidence – as well as helping to protect you from serious illnesses such as heart disease and dementia.”
Councillor Tim Beaumont, Mayoral Lead for City Well-being said:
“It’s great to see the hugely successful Fit For Me campaign take the next step forward. People have found inspiration in the stories of real people getting more physically active. The beauty of the campaign is that it doesn’t matter what shape, size or age you are, whether you’ve been active in the past or if you’re an absolute beginner. However fit or unfit you may be, being active is something that can help us all feel good!”
Join in with free local activities, special offers and motivational support at www.FitForMe.info, like our page on Facebook www.facebook.com/FitForMeLpool, follow us on twitter @FitforMeLpool (https://twitter.com/FitForMeLpool) or access the Fit for Me quiz at fitforme.info/how-active-am-i/activity-quiz/.