The British Heart Foundation is encouraging people with long term health conditions to keep active by joining the We Are Undefeatable campaign.
We Are Undefeatable is a collaboration between various health and mental wellbeing charities that aims to support and inspire people with long term health conditions to find ways to be active that works with their conditions.
The campaign is supported by National Lottery funding and expertise from Sport England.
Dr Charmaine Griffiths, British Heart Foundation Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted the BHF is joining this partnership at a time when staying active and looking after your heart health has simply never been more important. We Are Undefeatable is a powerful initiative, and the BHF is excited to offer its support to people living with long term health conditions to help them stay active.
“As the people at the heart of this campaign demonstrate, you don’t need to climb a mountain or spend hours in the gym to improve your health. Doing just a few minutes of activity every day, such as going for a short walk during your lunch break, can make all the difference to people with heart and circulatory diseases and other long term conditions.”
Neil Tester, Director of The Richmond Group of Charities, which coordinated the charity partners, said: “We’re proud to add the British Heart Foundation to the campaign’s lineup of charities. They are such an inspiring organisation and their knowledge and reach will really add to the We Are Undefeatable offering. Even small increases in physical activity bring benefits to people with a wide range of long term health conditions, so being able to further support those with heart conditions in ways that are appropriate and safe will have a hugely positive impact.”
The other charity partners are the British Lung Foundation, Breast Cancer Now, Mind, Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Asthma UK, British Red Cross, Versus Arthritis, Rethink Mental Illness, Macmillan Cancer Support, Royal Voluntary Service, Stroke Association, Parkinson’s UK, MS Society, Diabetes UK and the National Lottery.