Whether you decide to run or walk your way through January.
There are no rules. The aim is to move your body every day.
It could be anything from 5 minutes a day to 5 or 10k and beyond - it's entirely up to you. You'll be running for 31 consecutive days so listen to your body and adjust your mileage if you need to. Walking is advised if you're a beginner or you're feeling fatigued. Just make sure you post your walk / run on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and share with your sponsors. You'll need the support as this will be a demanding, but very rewarding challenge. By running every day in January, you can kick-start the year in the most positive way possible, helping to make a difference to peoples lives, including your own.
This is your chance to say, January's not blue, it's R.E.D.
Theres no doubt exercise is good for you, but it's important to remember that you could be at risk of over exercising.
Exercising is usually a beneficial thing to do for your mental health, and can be helpful as part of a long-term recovery or treatment plan. But there are some situations in which you might need to take extra care in case it starts to become a problem for you.
- If you have an eating problem:
If you experience an eating problem such as anorexia, it may be tempting to over exercise as a way of controlling your weight or burning calories after eating. (See our page on treatment and support for eating problems for more information).
- If you have compulsive or addictive feelings about exercise:
If your exercising is starting to take over your life – for example if you feel anxious if you miss a session, or if it's becoming more important than work, family or friends – you could be developing an exercise or training compulsion (sometimes called an exercise addiction). Having an exercise compulsion can be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and can often accompany an eating problem.