A message from Brad Jones, editor at the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star, following the publication of inaugural ‘Move!’ supplement

“Being more active is good for both our physical and mental health – so why don’t more people do it?

“Perhaps it’s because we are time-poor, struggle for motivation, or just think it’ll be too damn difficult to get started after years of relative inactivity. Those are all genuine barriers, but the ideas in the MOVE! supplement are there to show they can be overcome.

“Being active doesn’t have to mean hitting the gym. In the supplement, you will see so many brilliant ideas which we hope will inspire you to make small lifestyle changes that can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. It’s simply about moving more, in a way which works for you.

“The parkrun movement, for instance, has changed so many lives for the better. There are more than 2,000 people of all ages and abilities walking, jogging or running 5k every Saturday morning in Suffolk. They make friends, support each other, and have fun. It is not a competition, or a race.

“But that’s just one example of the options out there. You don’t even need to take part in organised sport or an event. Just taking a 20 minute walk to the shop instead of driving would have a positive impact on your health.

“We hope the supplement, which shows what’s out there in Suffolk and offers some brilliant advice, inspires you to make some changes.”

The publication is available in today’s East Anglian Daily Times, a number of Co-op and ASDA stores and at Suffolk libraries (from tomorrow).

Or you can downloaded it here.

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