RED January is a community initiative helping people support their mental wellbeing through physical activity. The idea is to get active every day, to beat the blues away. If it’s running 5k, or walking to work a new way, a morning swim or taking the bike for a spin, the choice of daily activity is up to the individual.
Created by CEO and Founder Hannah Beecham, who was inspired to start RED January after witnessing the transformative effect that regular exercise had on her Mum as she recovered from a period of severe depression.
To date, almost £1.7m has been raised for RED January’s charity partner Mind.
This year I am taking part and will update my progress here for all to see. My plan of action, is to do walks, treadmill, floor exercises including kettlebells. In fact anything to raise the heart rate. I addition to this I am giving up the alcohol for the month!
1 Jan – 6 mile walk through the Longmoor training area
2 Jan – 3 mile walk around Petersfield
3 Jan – 3 mile walk & 30 min Treadmill
4 Jan – 3 mile walk on Kingsley Common
5 Jan – 12 mile walk along Meon Valley Trail
6 Jan – 3 miles walk & 15 min Floor Exercise
7 Jan – 3 mile walk & 30 mins treadmill
8 Jan – 2 mile walk & 15 min floor exercise
9 Jan – 4 mile walk & 30 min treadmill
10 Jan – 3 mile walk around Liss
11 Jan – 3 mile walk around Petersfield
12 Jan – 8 miles around the Slindon Estate NT
13 Jan – 2.5 mile walk
14 Jan – Too wet to go out so 15 stair climbs at work
15 Jan – 3 mile walk
16 Jan – 4 mile walk
17 Jan – 2 mile walk
18 Jan – 3 mile walk around Petersfield
Please support me and MIND by making a small donation on my JustGiving page
How to Get Involved yourself.
Register for FREE at redjanuaryformind.co.uk
Download your calendar, posters and fundraising pack from redtogether.co.uk/downlaods/
Join the online RED community – @REDJanuaryUK on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
If you’d like to go the extra mile to support RED January, please email email@example.com