A WORLD-first physical activity programme has been launched in Sheffield aiming to get 50,000 people in the city on the move in the run up to the Rio Olympics this summer.
The Move More Month – an innovative project from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield – is bringing together more than 20 local organisations to invite the people of Sheffield to get active and to record their physical activity throughout July to see how many combined minutes the city can clock up.
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’s Universities.
Once downloaded, the app will automatically track activity and clock up users Move More Minutes, for each minute of activity.
The public can also see their movements on a Move More website, where Move More Minutes will be converted to points; allowing users to earn trophies and virtual rewards as part of the project.
Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill, who is backing the scheme, said: “Getting more people exercising by making physical activity fun is something I’m really passionate about so I’m very proud to be supporting Sheffield’s first ever Move More Month.
“It’s a great concept and a fantastic way of encouraging people to become fitter and healthier. As Team GB competes at the Olympic Games in Rio, I hope everybody will be inspired to get a little more active and get involved in Sheffield’s Move More Month.”
Go backPosted on 11th July 2016