Monday 8th August
We are all aware of the physical benefits that exercise, and movement can give us; improved lung health, improved circulation, and decreased risk of osteoporosis as we age to name a few. But what about the mental health benefits of exercise?
Exercise bring many benefits to our mental health:
Unsure where to start? Physical activity tends to be easier if you find something that you enjoy. There is no “one size fits all”. Start slowly and build from there. Exercise can be as simple as increasing your daily steps with a 15 to 20-minute walk.
Housework counts towards physical exercise too! Or how about trying a free yoga or workout video on YouTube?
Finding clubs to join or attending classes can help improve motivation with encouragement from others. Most sports centres offer classes and most towns have at least one running club which welcomes new members.
If you’re new to running then you could check out couch to 5k https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/running-and-aerobic-exercises/get-running-with-couch-to-5k/« Back to News & Blog
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