I just love the Sport England funded campaign to get women more active, This Girl Can. So, I thought for International Women’s Day, I’d simply share one of their latest videos, which shows one ordinary woman jiggling whilst run-walking, and raising money for Sport Relief.
Research shows that women are less likely to take part in sport or physical activity than men. That’s not to say we’re not pushing a pram or a wheelchair around, or running after toddlers, or loading and unloading the washing machine, or carrying heavy shopping bags. Simply that we don’t have specific time that we call our exercise time, whether it be walking or cycling, playing netball or hockey, or something that we simply love doing.
Sport England is working hard to persuade more women to adopt lifelong sporting habits for three reasons.
Not only does regular activity improve women’s own physical and mental health, but women have a strong influencing role within their own families. Girls in particular can be more influenced by sporty mums than sporting heroes or big sporting events. Sport England
There are a lot more tools to find planned activities for women now, and this campaign has certainly helped, don’t you think?
Try these places for more information and support:
Womens Sport Trust – Raising the visibility and increasing the impact of women’s sport.
Womens Sport Network – Active Map -The Women’s Sports Network (WSNet) is a not for profit community promoting issues/opportunities around WomenSport & SportsWomen
This Girl Can – This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.
We’d love to hear your own story about women getting active. Please share below & please share with your friends too, and get active together and have a laugh! 🙂