Mayathon: Be active, stay well and support a friend

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Mayathon: Be active, stay well and support a friend

Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 14:33

Mayathon: Be active, stay well and support a friend

What's the Mayathon challenge?

Mayathon Challenge, which stands for 'Me and You' Challenge, encourages people to take part in 26 minutes of activity whilst supporting a virtual buddy to do the same! It can be any activity and any intensity - it's not about how far or how fast. The aim is be active, stay well and support a friend while we're at home.

Use the free mayathon app to help you buddy-up, log your activity (and see your buddy's!), track your mood, and easily access free playlists and work-out videos.

Download the free app now to join in

Why?

Being active can boost our mood, relieve stress, and reduce anxiety. By doing this challenge virtually with a friend we can support each other and keep connected. Plus, while we're spending much more time at home, being active can add routine and structure into our day.

Reaching the target 26 minutes of exercise each day means you'll be meeting the national physical activity guidelines to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week (for adults, aged 19+).

Who?

Everyone!

How?

Your 26 minutes of exercise each day could be any activity, any intensity. That includes stair-climbing, gardening, video workouts and more. If you need ideas, take a look at these free resources and follow #StayInWorkOut.

Use the free mayathon app. And join the online mayathon community Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #mayathonbuddy.

If you're not currently active, build up any activity slowly and gradually and consider splitting your 26 minutes into smaller chunks. Information about exercising safely (including COVID-19 specific information) and guidelines can be found here. If you're unsure, you should consult a healthcare professional.

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