Wellbeing Week 2024 - Move with Menzies

Welcome to Wellbeing Week 2024!

This week is a great opportunity to take some time to focus on your wellbeing. We recognise that there are many ways in which you can improve your wellbeing, this week we would encourage you to focus on your physical wellbeing by 'Moving with Menzies'

Most of us know that being active is good for your physical health, but regular physical activity has lots of other benefits. Getting active doesn’t have to mean training for a marathon. Small changes can make a big difference – why not take a walk on a nice evening instead of watching tv? For those of you who are already active – why not shake up you exercise routine and try something new this week?

This wellbeing week we have shared some ideas for how to get moving but get creative with your own ideas. Don’t forget to share how you Move with Menzies for your chance to win a health hamper!

Why it matters   why

  • People who exercise regularly have: better mental health and emotional wellbeing, lower rates of mental illness, and lower risk of developing physical health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

  • Exercise releases feel-good chemicals (endorphins) that boost mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

  • Exercise increases body temperature which calms the mind, leading to a better night’s sleep.

  • Exercise not only reduces stress in the short term, it can also improve the body’s ability to respond to stress.

  • Exercise associated physical achievements such as weight loss, increased endurance and increased muscle tone can boost self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Physical exercise also boosts brainpower. It has been shown to reduce cognitive decline and memory loss, and boost mental energy and creativity.

How to get involved    steps

With your team:

  • Go for a team walk/ maybe carry out a FOD walk

  • Do an online workout as a team

  • Go for a team run

  • Have a team disco and dance, dance, dance!!!

At home:

  • Try an online workout video in the living room

  • Head outside with a friend for a walk, jog or bike ride

  • Have a kitchen disco with your family and friends

  • Get on the kid's trampoline and bounce!!!

Get creative and come up with your own ideas to Move with Menzies. Don’t forget to share your photos and tell us how you and your team got moving for your chance to win a Move with Menzies health hamper!

Competition Information

Win a Health Hamper* when you Move with Menzies!

To enter, take a picture showing how you took part in Move with Menzies with colleagues, family or friends and send it to the Wellbeing team.

You’ll find ideas and inspiration above or get creative.

All entries will be placed into five prize draws (one per region) for a Health Hamper.

Remember to tell us what you did, your name(s), station and your contact details.

Winners will be announced by 15th July. The competition is open until 11th July, no entries will be accepted after this date.

Good Luck!

Full terms and conditions are available here.

*Contents will vary by region