The Richmond Group of Charities’ physical activity coalition – Movement for All – has developed a new physical activity DVD/online video series “Make Your Move”, which is aimed at people living with multiple long term health conditions. Working with the wider partnership behind the award-winning “We Are Undefeatable” campaign and a team of expert instructors, the sessions have been specially designed for people who may experience symptoms such as fatigue, pain, stiffness and low mood. Find out all about the campaign below, including how you can access the videos and some assets to help to spread the word.
The series – Make Your Move – aims to support people to be active at home and is available on DVD and on YouTube. The charities involved hope the DVD and online videos will motivate people to be active in a way that works for them, using simple and varied instructed activities that are designed to improve strength, balance, coordination and energy and reduce stress, and are suitable for a variety of activity levels. The project is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England.
What Video Sessions are Available?
There are 6 different physical activity sessions, each around 15 minutes long with a chance to take pauses throughout, and no specialist equipment needed. The sessions are:
- Dance with Anne
- Energy with Alex
- Balance with Sandra
- Strength with Alex
- Boxing with Michelle
- Mindfulness with Sandra
Each one can be tried independently of the others, in any order. No experience or knowledge of a specific activity is needed.
Developed by experienced instructors, the videos offer three different ways of doing the exercises – from a chair, assisted and standing, and have an introduction from Dr Andrew Boyd, GP and Clinical Champion for Physical Activity.
They focus on ensuring the audience are being mindful of the day-to-day fluctuations in symptoms and therefore their ability to perform the activities. The sessions are accompanied by appropriate safety messages, instructions and signposting to more information and support.
How to get involved
If you have time and would like to spread the word about the series, you can find a full suite of assets for you to use below, including social media cuts, key messages, newsletter copy and images:
What you can do:
- Use the hashtag #MakeYourMove along with #WeAreUndefeatable to share the social media assets linked above on any channels
- Look out for posts from @weareundefeatable and share them too
- Send out the video content to your audiences via any channel
Thank you! Movement for All are very grateful for any support in launching these videos.
If you have any questions, or would like to order copies of the Make Your Move DVD, please contact Gail.Curry@ageuk.org.uk.