HRM is Moving More!
This month, the HRM team has been busy promoting Sheffield’s Move More Month – a unique physical activity programme aiming to get thousands of people on the move across Sheffield.
Move More Month, created by the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), is encouraging the people of Sheffield to get active and to record their physical activity during June to see how many combined minutes the city can record.
We've also organised media events with Radio Sheffield, BBC Look North and ITV Calendar, encouraging as many people as possible to sign up - we even had BBC Radio 5 Live’s Colin Murray being lifted by England’s strongest man at the Move More launch event!
Move More Month has seen activities and initiatives held across the city, aiming to get people involved and generate a sense of city cohesion.
Participants’ movements can be logged on smart phones by a new and free Move More Sheffield app, which has been developed by a team of experts from both Sheffield universities. Once downloaded, the app will automatically track activity and clock up users Move More Minutes, for each minute of activity.
The app can also be connected to wearable activity trackers and apps such as a Fitbit or Strava, making it even easier to keep a record of activity levels. Participants can see their movements on the Move More website, where users can achieve goals, view a timeline of activities and join Move More competitions.
We’ve also been practicing what we preach by signing up team HRM to the Workplace Challenge - a web-based team activity competition for organisations and their employees.
It uses the Move More app, or pedometers and other devices to monitor employee movement. The results are then displayed on a website, where participation 'medals' are awarded and teams can compare their efforts with others in a Move More League table.
We love a bit of friendly competition here at HRM and it’s been a fantastic way to encourage us all to get on our feet. We’ve had members of the team sign up to local SIV gyms, as well as walking in the Peak District and running to clock up those all-important active minutes.
More than 85 other organisations from across the city, including our clients Westfield Health, B. Braun Medical Ltd and SIV, have also been getting involved – so watch this space to see who comes out on top!
Organisers are hoping to smash last year’s 6.5 million total minutes, by reaching the 10 million active minutes mark and HRM is proud to be contributing to this goal by moving more!