What are your plans for the weekend? Are you planning a Big Day Out?
Warwickshire Country Council, along with other councils and partners, are promoting the benefits of getting out in the fresh air and encouraging us all to have a Big Day Out 21 & 22 May. We love this idea and fully subscribe to the idea that being outdoor with nature is good for you.
Here’s a little more information…
Whether it’s kicking the leaves, cycling, throwing a frisbee, or just taking in some fresh air, Big Day Out is back this May offering a range of activities and incentives to discover the great outdoors.
‘It is estimated in Warwickshire that only one in five people are physically active, in some parts of the county it is as few as one in ten, and Big Day Out hopes to change this by showcasing the benefits of the outdoors.
Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “Big Day Out is an opportunity for people to enjoy some activities in the great outdoors, improve fitness and general well-being.”
Quite often we can all take for granted the fabulous open spaces around us, so we’ve decided to have a day where we all get out and enjoy what’s around us.
It might be something strenuous like a run, or game of frisbee in the park, or perhaps just a leisurely wander along the canal. It doesn’t really matter.
All we ask is that you get out and enjoy the fresh air, and take a moment to explore these great outdoor spaces.
The Big Day out aims to get everyone to realise the benefits of the outdoors and with it the health benefits that come with getting out and about more often.
Did you know that the recommended amount of exercise for adults is 150 minutes a week?! One way to do this is to do 30 minutes on 5 days a week.
There’s lots of things you can do in our local area. Head to the Big Day Out website to find an event to join or perhaps you’ve already got somewhere in mind? * Ahem – such as a National Trust place.. * There are so many great places on our doorstep.
Wherever you go, and whatever you do, remember to take a photo or two! There’s a photo competition. All the info you need is here. If you’re sharing on social media use the #BigDayOut tag.
Enjoy your weekend!
Please note Big Day Out is not a National Trust campaign or event. We absolutely agree with its principles though and agree that getting outdoors has great benefit to you. Fresh air, healthy walks and inspiring views. What more could you need?
More information on the campaign can be sought from : Big Day Out Warwickshire.