This October marks the third Veterinary Month of Movement (VMOM) – the month where the veterinary community is encouraged to come together, get active, and fundraise for Vetlife. We’re calling on all in the veterinary team to join in and support our charity!
How to get involved:
- Take part in VMOM by yourself or create a team with your friends or colleagues. Set yourself a challenge to be more active for your physical, and mental health throughout October. Teams set themselves challenges to complete a step or distance target, to exercise every day or try new activities. The key is to get creative with your goals and find something that works for you and your team. With the right goal, everyone can take part through the activities they enjoy the most.
- Set up a Just Giving page to raise funds for Vetlife. Take pictures throughout the month, and tag Vetlife on social media.
- Have fun taking part and being active! There are so many ways to get involved. Previous participants took part by walking, running, cycling, horse-riding, paddle-boarding, rock climbing, yoga, HIIT workouts and more.
- Exercise has been shown to boost self-esteem, reduce stress, improve problem solving abilities and increase concentration and creativity. We have all experienced the rush of endorphins and the good feeling that time spent exercising gives us. Yet, it tends to be the first thing we put on the back burner when life gets busy. The Veterinary Month of Movement is the perfect opportunity to challenge ourselves and our friends to get out our trainers and make time for exercise again.
So get your team together, challenge yourselves, and have fun.
T-shirts and running vests can be ordered through the Vetlife shop. Use code Vetlife40! to get a 40% discount. If you have any questions about fundraising for Vetlife, get in touch with [email protected].