Local people and organisations are being encouraged to complete 26 miles – the equivalent of a marathon – throughout the month of May. In this Bassetlaw-wide initiative, people can complete their ‘miles in May’ through walking, swimming, cycling, running, rowing or a mixture. The aim is to get Bassetlaw people moving more, and gaining the many benefits of physical activity for wellbeing.
Dr Eric Kelly, chair of Bassetlaw NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, says ‘the benefits of being more physically active include not only helping to prevent and treat a range of conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease and mental ill-health, but also improved wellbeing. Physical activity is a great way of connecting with other people, and with Bassetlaw’s many resources. This is why Bassetlaw’s Integrated Care Partnership, which brings together the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector in our district, is supporting this project’.
Information about how to register and join in with ‘Miles in May’ is available at www.betterinbassetlaw.co.uk/miles-in-may/ where there are ideas about how to get involved with local opportunities for getting more physically active, and contact details for sources of support with registering and completing the challenge.Miles-in-May-flyer-and-form-FINAL