#ActiveAugust – Encouraging amputees and individuals with limb difference to get active and improve their health

LimbPower and Axis, powered by Ottobock, are working together throughout the month of August to encourage and engage with people with a limb difference, to help them kick start a more healthy and active lifestyle. This will help to aid their rehabilitation and improve their quality of life. Through sharing and promoting the Ottobock Fitness App (available through the apple store and on android mobile phones) and LimbPower’s exercise videos (available on YouTube and the LimbPower website www.limbpower.com) We aim to support and encourage more members of our community, as they build their independence through increased mobility. Join our social media campaign called #ActiveAugust to raise awareness of the physical health benefits and mental health benefits of engaging in physical activity with a focus on moving more at home, in the office and at school. The first 50 people to sign-up will get an Active August T-Shirt.

Amputees and individuals with limb difference can join LimbPower and Axis, powered by Ottobock, for #ActiveAugust and challenge themselves to get fitter through the #OttobockFitnessChallenge. We will be doing a daily morning workout using the OttoBock fitness app, choosing between strength and endurance, condition and balance, or stretch and relax. Participants can do as little or as much as they want to, in the comfort of their own home.

We will also be running a social media and fundraising campaign called #WhatsYourActivity for individuals who are already active and want to challenge themselves to do more or achieve a new goal. We will be encouraging participants to share their story with other amputees and individuals with limb difference on social media and to create a justgiving page to raise funds for LimbPower, so that we can continue to support and encourage individuals with limb difference through the provision of participation events, workshops and resources. The first 50 participants to sign up will get an Active August t-shirt.

Fun for the family, why not join in as a family and do a bike ride, a swimathon or park run. Support LimbPower and spend some time together as a family building memories. If you want some inspiration or ideas contact Carly or Kiera.

To find out more about #ActiveAugust #WhatsYourActivity or the #OttobockFitnessChallenge or to get involved contact contact Kiera Roche kiera@limbpower.com or Carly Bauert at carly@limbpower.com or Telephone 07968 760001 or 07789 075709.

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