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Small changes make a big difference with the November healthy living challenge

Get ready to take on the brand new November Adventure Challenge, launched by BMI Can Do It, the NHS-led healthy living movement championed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
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The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is encouraging residents to join the November BMICanDoIt challenge (Photo: Supplied)

Residents are offered three mini-challenges every week as part of the effort to help people stay physically and mentally well over the winter months.

Working with a number of local yoga teachers and fitness instructors, as well as the CCGs leading dietician, the BMI Can Do It movement will release new recipes and fitness videos throughout the month. Try yoga, learn to cook egg fried rice or a healthy soup, or improve the quality of your sleep with these easy-to-try experience videos.

The November challenge is part of the NHS's campaign to help people stay well this winter, and so there will also be reminders of where to go when you need healthcare support, updates on how to reduce Covid-19 risk and flu vaccination uptake encouragement for those who qualify for the free jab.

Dr Jessica Randall Carrick, local GP and clinical lead at the CCG for Diabetes and Obesity, said: "We can all help our NHS by looking after ourselves well throughout winter. There’s lots of things you can do to take care of yourself: Make sure you get your flu jab if you qualify for a free vaccine, don’t put off contacting your GP, pharmacy or 111 if you need medical advice, and make practical healthy changes to your lifestyle to make sure you’re looking after yourself and your body as best as you can.

"We know it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to making healthy living changes. That’s why we’ve created the November Adventure Challenge to help you eat well, sleep well and move more through small, fun steps, backed up by a great online community to keep you going, to support you to feel well and stay well."

BMI Can Do It member Sarah, who took this month’s Active Autumn Challenge, added: "BMI Can Do It challenges have been a great way for me to stay motivated and inspired. I’ve made so many healthy living changes, and it’s brilliant to see how big a difference lots of small changes can make. I’ve already signed up to the November Adventure Challenge, and I would encourage anyone to do the same!"

To join the BMI Can Do It movement for free, please visit or follow the team on social media channels using the handle @BMICanDoIt for free advice and support to stay well this winter.