Beat the January Blues
R.E.D JAUNARY is a movement helping to raise awareness and support for mental health, through the power of exercise.
In partnership with the charity Mind it also encourages people to raise money for the charity as well as raising the awareness of mental health issues and promote the positive impact that exercise can have on wellbeing.
What is RED January?
Originally the RED stands Run Every Day but now it is more inclusive to encourage people of all ages to get more active in January. There are no rules and no judgements you can do any exercise and how far you want.
The emphasis is on any exercise and to celebrate every achievement, no matter how large or small.
RED January can provide you with a goal and a focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on.
Dark nights, freezing cold, ice, snow, bitter wind and muddy puddles.
While you are tying up your laces and looking for your glove sand bobble hat the question you often ask yourself. Why January!??
Firstly, After the expense of Christmas…its free to take part.
Secondly, It is a great way to start the year! Each tick on your chart adding a days activity is empowering.
Great community spirt. Facebook groups encouragement is amazing, also a place for people to share how they are feeling.
A good focus to get thought what can be for some a tough month.
It is forming healthy habits to continue throughout the year.
In 2018 We have a team of 16 family members from the age of 10 to late seventies, running, walking and cycling in the UK and Australia. We raised £1225. We also had great fun encouraging each other and posting photos mainly looking cold and muddy!
I ran into work most days, and so many people asked why I was running. It was definitely a good way to bring mental health awareness to the workplace and start the conversation.
It’s a great way to start the year, but it can be tough some days to find the time or motivation. January seemed a VERY LONG month!