Move More in May

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This May, we are excited to support the return of the much-loved community initiative in Bassetlaw, Move More in May. Now in its sixth year, the initiative has set an ambitious goal to collectively move the equivalent of once around the planet, which is 24,901 miles.

Move More in May welcomes participants of all ages, sizes, shapes, and abilities. The initiative aims to increase physical activity, boost wellbeing, and strengthen community ties. No matter how you choose to move—whether it’s gardening, dancing, skateboarding, or simply taking a few extra steps each day—every effort contributes to a healthier and happier life.

Throughout May, a variety of activities and events will cater to different interests and physical capabilities. From high-energy workouts for fitness enthusiasts to gentle seated exercises for those preferring a more relaxed pace, there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Be sure to explore the full Event Calendar to find activities that inspire you to move more.

Moving more not only enhances physical health but also improves mental wellbeing by boosting the ‘happy hormones’ in our brains. Additionally, spending time outdoors and engaging in physical activities are proven ways to reduce stress and anxiety.

Participants who share their progress will have the chance to win exciting prizes through a free prize draw. Prizes include an air fryer, swimming passes, days out, and much more!

Move More in May is a joint initiative supported by a wide range of partners across Bassetlaw and led by the Bassetlaw Place-Based Partnership within the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board. Join us in supporting this fantastic movement and make May your month to start moving more!