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Vet month of movement

The exercise challenge in support of Vetlife is running from the 1st to 31st of October 2020.

The Vet Month of Movement is an exercise challenge in support of Vetlife running from the 1st to 31st of October 2020 and is open to anyone in the veterinary community to take part.

Vetlife have described their fundraising event below:

We all have mental health and it needs looked after just like our physical health. The event has been created for everyone from students to seasoned clinicians to help encourage them to take part in regular exercise to support their mental health. To join in, all you need to do is create a team with your work colleagues, friends or family, set a team exercise goal for the month, support each other to carve out time during the week to get active and achieve your goal and collect sponsorship for Vetlife.

You are also welcome to take part by yourself and find support online from others taking part in the challenge.  Once you’ve got a team together, set a goal to help motivate you and your teammates to get active throughout the month of October. Think of a goal which allows everyone to also achieve their own personal victories. You might pledge a total team mileage or a total number of exercise sessions to be completed during the month and tally up everyone’s individual efforts. Or you could aim to exercise every day or every other day and really be there to encourage each other to stick to the pledge. 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.

The month of October was chosen with new graduates in mind and the event could be a good way for practices to help integrate new members into their teams. The transition from vet school into our first job is an exciting but also particularly difficult time in our career and it was felt that an October event would be well placed to allow you to have found your feet in your job and be able to start exploring ways to support yourself mentally.

Source: Vetlife