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Active April

Are you ready to SPRING into April and embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle? Magna Vitae is here to help you kickstart your journey to wellness with our exciting Active April Challenge!

At Magna Vitae, we’re all about empowering people to live their best lives. That’s why we’ve created the Active April Challenge to inspire you to move more and adopt healthy habits throughout the entire month.

So, what’s the challenge all about? It’s simple! We’ve put together a Challenge Calendar packed with simple activities to keep you motivated and engaged every step of the way. From step count to water intake challenges, there’s something for everyone to get involved with.

Ready to get started? You can pick up your Challenge Calendar from Reception or simply print it off from home. Once you have your calendar, it’s time to get going! Colour or tick off your achievements as you go along, and don’t forget to reflect on your progress at the end of the month.

Click here for your Active April Challenge Calendar!


Week 1 

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise, but it’s also incredibly effective. Not only does it help improve cardiovascular health and strengthen muscles, but it’s also a fantastic way to clear your mind and boost your mood.

So, why 10,000 steps? While the exact number may vary for each individual, aiming for 10,000 steps a day is a great way to ensure you’re getting enough physical activity to reap the health benefits. Plus, it’s a fun challenge to keep you motivated and moving throughout the day!

Whether you prefer to take a brisk morning walk, stroll during your lunch break, or explore new trails in the evening, there are plenty of opportunities to reach your step goal. And remember, every step counts – even small changes like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking farther away can add up over time.

For those in wheelchairs, you can still participate by aiming to wheel or move for the equivalent of 10,000 steps each day. Whether it’s wheeling around your local area or doing wheelchair exercises, there are plenty of ways to join in and stay active.

So lace up, grab a pedometer or smartphone, and let’s hit the ground moving!

Week 2

Water is essential for our bodies to function optimally. It helps regulate body temperature, aids digestion, cushions joints, and supports overall health. Yet, many of us don’t drink enough water to meet our daily needs.

This week’s challenge is simple: aim to drink more water throughout the day. Whether you’re at work, at home, or on the go, keep a water bottle handy to remind yourself to stay hydrated.

Not sure how much water you should be drinking? A good rule of thumb is to aim for at least 8 glasses (about 2 litres) of water per day. However, your individual needs may vary based on factors like activity level, climate, and overall health.

To make staying hydrated more fun and manageable, consider flavouring your water with fresh fruits or herbs, setting reminders on your phone to drink water regularly, or using a water tracking app to monitor your intake.

By increasing your water intake this week, you’ll not only feel more energized and focused but also support your body’s ability to perform at its best during your workouts and daily activities.

So let’s raise a glass to hydration and commit to drinking more water this week!

Week 3

Fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that are crucial for maintaining good health and supporting our active lifestyles. Incorporating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies into our diet can boost our immune system, improve digestion, and enhance overall well-being.

To meet the challenge, try adding fruits and vegetables to every meal and snack throughout the day. Start your morning with a refreshing fruit smoothie, enjoy a colourful salad for lunch, and snack on crunchy veggies with hummus in the afternoon. Get creative with your recipes and explore new fruits and vegetables to keep things interesting.

Remember, a portion is typically considered to be around 80 grams or about the size of your fist. So aim to fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal to ensure you’re getting the recommended intake.

Let’s embrace the rainbow of fruits and veggies and make healthy eating a delicious habit!

Week 4

Trying new things not only keeps life exciting and fresh but also opens doors to new experiences, skills, and opportunities for personal growth. Whether it’s trying a new workout class, cooking a new recipe, or exploring a new hobby, there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered.

To meet the challenge, set aside some time each day to explore something different. It could be as simple as taking a different route on your daily walk or trying a new type of cuisine for dinner. The key is to approach each new experience with an open mind and a sense of curiosity.

Stepping outside of our comfort zones can be intimidating, but it’s also where the magic happens. By challenging ourselves to try something new each day, we not only expand our horizons but also build confidence and resilience along the way.

So let’s embrace the spirit of adventure and make this last week, of the Active April Challenge, one to remember!

Active April Challenge Calendar

Get involved this April with our Challenge Calendar! Download, print-off, stick it on the fridge - And follow the daily challenges. Challenge ACCEPTED!


But that’s not all – we’ll be sharing the weekly challenges and tips on our social media channels to help keep you motivated and inspired. So do not worry, we’ve got you covered! We even have shared the calendar with staff members who are eager to get involved – they have their calendars printed at the ready! Catch up with staff throughout the month to see how they are getting on.

So, come on! Join us this April and let’s make it our most active month yet!

Together, we can embrace healthy habits, boost our fitness levels, and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

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