08-Nov-2021

A new campaign is under way in Huntingdonshire supporting residents to improve their health, mental health and wellbeing.

The campaign – unveiled as part of the council’s Recovery Strategy – intends to raise awareness of the benefits of increasing activity to improve the physical, mental health and wellbeing of individuals by making small changes to everyday life. This includes a 20 question wellbeing survey hosted by The Training Shed which is based around nutrition, mobility and health habits.

Once completed, you also have access to a results guide with tips on how to improve your score, for example, drinking six glasses of water per day or reducing your caffeine intake. Nationally, the average score achieved is 13 out of 20 but it is recommended that we should all aim to achieve a score of between 18-19 out of 20.

Residents can pledge to improve their wellbeing score and can also share it on social media using the hashtag ‘#ActiveHunts.’

Executive Councillor for Community Resilience and Well-Being, Cllr Simon Bywater, said: "The pandemic has had a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.

"I have diabetes so a campaign like this is great for me to get involved in, better my score, improve my wellbeing and manage my condition.

“We’re encouraging all residents in the district to get involved as it will allow every one of us to make small changes and pick up healthier habits in our day-to-day life.

"There’s plenty of great things on offer in Huntingdonshire, for people of all ages to benefit from, and we are lucky to have a variety of open spaces that can encourage us to explore nature, move more and improve our mental health."

Find out your wellbeing score and use #ActiveHunts to share your score on social media.

To find out what’s on offer in Huntingdonshire, visit the Active Hunts page.

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Pictured above from left to right: Alexa Passingham (Lead Coach at the Training Shed), Cllr Simon Bywater, Glen Thurgood (Director of the Training Shed)