A new health campaign is being launched in Dorset to encourage people to join others in moving more. There’s also the chance to win a Fitbit for anyone who shares a picture of themselves joining in the campaign.

#JoinMe from Public Health Dorset and Active Dorset promotes the social and physical benefits of getting active. The campaign asks people to encourage those around them, their friends and family, to join them in doing more exercise.

Rather than spending lots of money on the gym or top-of-the-range gear, #JoinMe promotes the benefits of activities that are free or low-cost and easy to fit into your everyday life, such as walking, cycling, at-home workouts, free local events and the Couch to 5K running programme.

You can find ideas and inspiration to help you get started at livewelldorset.co.uk/join-me.

To help inspire others, share how you’re getting involved in #JoinMe and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a Fitbit. Tweet @HealthyDorset using the hashtag #JoinMe post on the Facebook page @PublicHealthDorset share pictures on Instagram, tagging @lwdorset and #JoinMe or email publichealth-enquiries@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Chris Ricketts, Head of Programmes at Public Health Dorset, said: “Taking up exercise can seem really daunting if you haven’t done any in a while and many people don’t want to start a new activity on their own. The idea behind #JoinMe is to encourage people to get moving together."