9th September 2021
iPRO Announce Partnership with 1TeamActive to Support Police Wellbeing Across England
iPRO are proud to announce their partnership with 1TeamActive to help support police wellbeing across England.
TeamPolice have just launched their pilot sport and activity programme (1TeamActive) in partnership with Sport England after securing £348k in funding from The National Lottery. The programme aims to boost the health and wellbeing of police forces across England who are an invaluable part of our community. Policing is one of the most mentally and physically demanding occupations to have, and the nature of their work means they’ll face stressful situations that most of us will never have to experience.
TeamPolice initially developed 1TeamActive to support those who would benefit most from becoming more active. 1TeamActive has highlighted two groups for the programme to focus on: those who wouldn’t usually be involved in sport and exercise and those who feel that their mental health has suffered from the stress of policing. The 1TeamActive programme begins by inviting police staff and their families to an informal introduction day where they’ll have different activities to try out together. Following the event day will be an 11-week programme with two instructor-led classes a week. These classes aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of weekly activity in a fun and supportive way.
iPRO Global Commercial Director, Sophie Christy, commented on the announcement:
"We are immensely proud to be supporting 1TeamActive at a time when health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally, has never been more important for the police service. This innovative programme will provide fun and exciting ways for police staff and their families to stay active together, whilst keeping refreshed and refuelled with iPRO Hydrate.”
As Official Hydration Partner, iPRO will provide participants with the hydration they need to keep refreshed and refuelled throughout the event days. Staying hydrated is imperative for police staff as the effects aren’t just physical, but mental too. Some of the first capabilities a dehydrated person could lose are their ability to concentrate, make rapid decisions, and slow down their response time to situations. iPRO Hydrate is a healthy hydration drinks range formulated to keep the body hydrated at an optimal level. The drinks are rich in 100% Vitamin C and contain immunity-boosting vitamins B5, B6, B7, and B12. iPRO Hydrate also contains added electrolytes which help replenish the vital salts and minerals lost to sweat during physical activity, preventing the onset of dehydration.
Katherine Willoughby, 1TeamActive Programme Manager, added to the announcement:
“1TeamActive is delighted to announce its partnership with iPRO. Providing education around the benefits of being active and good nutrition is integral to 1TeamActive and keeping hydrated is key to a healthy lifestyle - particularly when engaging in fitness-oriented activity. We share these values with iPRO and look forward to a long-lasting partnership with them”.