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27 December, 2022


Hannah Beecham - How to get active in January

Hannah Beecham is the founder of RED January, a community campaign which promotes the impact of exercise on mental health by helping people to be active every day in January. She joins Dom on the latest Outside & Active Podcast episode.

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This week on the Outside & Active Podcast, Dom is joined by Hannah Beecham

Hannah was inspired to start RED January after witnessing the transformative effect that regular physical activity had on her Mum, as she recovered from a period of severe depression.

By providing a free event for all fitness abilities, Hannah believed she could encourage people like her Mum to support their mental health by building movement into their daily lives. And with the combination of a physical activity challenge, plus the support of a wider online community, Hannah aimed to create an initiative that not only helped people for one month of the year, but throughout their lives.

January seemed like the perfect month for the initiative, providing an opportunity to kick-start the year in a positive way. It’s a time when many of us are setting new goals, but are low on funds and motivation, with less social occasions to keep us connected. RED is an empowering colour for dark times, that could inspire those taking part to ‘move every day, to beat the winter blues away.’

Since starting RED January in 2016, Hannah is proud to be a part of a community that’s growing in support and strength year-on-year, and is excited to see where RED January could take you.

To find out more about Red January and to sign up now click here.

Watch the full episode here

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