19th September 2019
Angling has joined in with an inspiring new campaign – We Are Undefeatable – which supports the one in four people in England who live with long-term health conditions like depression, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, anxiety and Parkinson’s.
We Are Undefeatable aims to help people build physical activity into their lives, by hearing from others who have become more active through the ups and downs of living with their condition.
Even small amounts of activity can make a significant difference to overall health and wellbeing. That’s why fishing is a perfect fit with We Are Undefeatable – it gets you outdoors and active in the fresh air.
Going fishing is a great way to incorporate physical activity into everyday life too as it can be done at a wide range of places near to where you live or work, can be incorporated with other things like walking to the shops or cycling, needs hardly any equipment, is low cost and can take 30 minutes or a whole day – however long you want to go for!
Here’s what Kara has to say…
“My name’s Kara. I’m 42, a full-time Personal Secretary at the Trades Union Congress in Liverpool and let me tell you, previously never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined getting involved in fishing… I certainly never realised how much effort, activity and thought goes into it. I also get to take in the fresh air, scenery and (…if I’m lucky) get to feel the adrenaline and excitement of catching beautiful fish. I think angling is great for mental health and well-being. I can also see why it’s recommended for rehabilitation. Fishing is such a great activity to keep busy, provide a focus and get exercise outdoors.”
To find an event where you can learn how fishing is a great way to move more and help with your own or a family member’s physical or mental health issues just visit our events calendar.
29 August 2019 – Read how the Angling Trust is supporting the We Are Undefeatable campaign by encouraging people to try fishing as a way of moving more, being active and helping with health conditions like these.
30th August 2019 – TV Presenter Will Millard joins angling’s support for We Are Undefeatable campaign
6th September 2019 – We Are Undefeatable: Fishing veteran’s PTSD recovery
19th September 2019 – We Are Undefeatable: How fishing can help cope with anxiety
More about We Are Undefeatable:
Join the millions of people managing a range of health conditions that are finding ways to be active that work for them. Share your story with #WeAreUndefeatable