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Article published on: Thursday, 12 November 2020

Be Active for Bucks Mind is our new fundraising campaign that encourages you to be active every day, in a way that suits you, and raise vital funds for Bucks Mind at the same time.

You don’t have to be a marathon runner or take up a sport to take part, you simply need to try and be active in some way every day for a period of time. You could do gardening, dog walking, yoga or even be mentally active by completing a crossword. You could do a different activity every day, or repeat the same one. You could do it every day for a week, a month or longer. It really is up to you!

Once you’ve decided what activity you want to do and for how long, just set-up a JustGiving fundraising page and ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

There are many studies which have shown that doing physical activity can improve mental health. For example, it can help with better sleep, happier moods and managing stress, anxiety or intrusive and racing thoughts. Many people find that physical activity helps them maintain positive mental health, either on its own, or in combination with other treatments.

By taking part in the Be Active for Bucks Mind you can not only support your own mental health but also that of local people experiencing a mental health problem by raising funds for Bucks Mind.

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