Join the re-use revolution and cut waste in Doncaster

A new campaign to cut waste has been launched by the Barnsley, Doncaster andRotherham (BDR) Waste Partnership and Renewi, the firm behind the award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 3:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 4:02 pm

Each month the team will focus on a different theme with lots of ideas of ways you can re-use everyday items, starting this month with health and wellbeing.

Their message is that you don’t need expensive gym equipment to work out in the comfort of your own home. Instead you can use household objects like tins and filled water bottles as small weights, and a beach towel as a yoga mat. A chair can double up as a weight bench and heavy books as weights.

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You can stay hydrated and healthy while exercising with a re-usable water bottle – saving you money and helping to save the planet at the same time.

Free workouts are available online, for example Joe Wicks the body coach app, and there are more ideas about exercising at home and using household items as gym equipment at https://www.wasteless-sy.co.uk/news-blogs/7-ways-to-workout-at-home-for-free/

Community Education Liaison Officer, Abi Cox, said evidence showed that exercise is good not only for physical health, but mental health as well.

“While gyms have been closed, it’s great that people have exercised at home more. You don’t need expensive gym equipment to do it, with a bit of imagination, so many ordinary household objects can double up to do the job.

“Regular physical activity increases self-esteem and reduces stress and anxiety. It has been shown to help prevent mental health problems and improve the quality of life of people experiencing them.”

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