If you’ve been taking Drink Free Days, you’ve probably noticed a few positive changes too, like sleeping better and having more energy. So why not put that to good use by trying your hand (or foot) at a new activity this spring?

 

Here are some suggestions of ways to make the most of your Drink Free Days.

 

Parkrun

 

What is it?

Every Saturday morning at 9am, in parks throughout the UK Parkrun organise 5km runs. Free and open to all abilities, shapes and sizes.

 

Why it works?

Feels more like a weekly community festival than organised fitness!

 

Get involved

Find your nearest Parkrun

 

Knitting

 

What is it?

Think knitting is just for little old ladies, think again! Knitting is having a massive revival and now people of all walks are joining groups and unleashing their creative sides, even Madonna and Russell Crowe are proud knitters!

 

Why it works?

It’s social, fun and a great way to unwind, as well as giving you a real feeling of achievement and accomplishment.

 

Get involved

Find a knitting group near you

 

Walking Football

 

What is it?

Walking football is exactly what it sounds like – football but with running outlawed (and no sliding tackles!). Up and down the country men and women are lacing up their their boots and falling back in love with the beautiful game.

 

Why it works?

Great fun, great for building fitness and a great way to spend a Drink Free Day.

 

Get involved

Join a Walking Football team

 

Dancing

 

What is it

It’s never too late to dust off your dancing shoes! The UK’s oldest ballerina is 81 years old and started ballet classes again in her 70’s, after a 58-year break.  There are hundreds of styles to try from 1950’s swing dancing, to ballroom dances and salsa classes.

 

Why it works?

Alone, with friends or with your Drink Free Days teammate, dancing is a fun, sociable way to keep active.

 

Get involved

Find your nearest dance class

Yoga

 

What is it?

Yoga, a physical and mental practice, that originated in ancient India, focusses on stretching, flexibility and breathing. A great way to unwind and clear your head after a hectic day.

 

Why it works?

Low impact, and with classes from beginners through to pros. It builds up muscle and mind strength as well as your overall wellbeing.

 

Get involved

Find your nearest yoga class