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Redditch and Bromsgrove go head-to-head to see which town is more active

Harry Leach 21st Jan, 2021 Updated: 23rd Jan, 2021

PEOPLE aged over 50 in Bromsgrove and Redditch are being encouraged to get moving to prove they are the more active town.

Throughout the rest of January and into February, residents across the two districts will go head-to-head in recording their movements.

From seated toe taps and heal raises while watching TV, to walking and cycling – every minute counts.

The ‘Minute Your Moves’ initiative, organised by Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest, is designed to get people fitter.

At the end of each week the minutes will be collated to see which district is moving the most.

Jo Hughes of Age UK said: “We know that the pandemic is having a big impact on people’s activity levels.

“Our recent survey of older people living in North Worcestershire, showed that almost 75 per cent of them felt their activity levels had declined since the start of the pandemic.

“Whilst we can’t restart our groups and activities at the moment, we wanted to get 2021 off to a positive start.

“By introducing an element of friendly rivalry, we hope people will be encouraged to get involved and do their minutes for their district.”

There will be a chance to come together, via Zoom, every Friday in January and February to share experiences and take part in group activities.

To find out how to can get involve, visit  or call the charity’s team on 01527 574490.


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