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If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented.
Regular physical activity can boost you mood and reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
But we recognise that changing your routine and exercising regularly can be hard to achieve. Please see the links below to help you in the right direction.
We Are Undefeatable
Being active is about finding out what works for you. Doing something you actually like means you’re far more likely to keep doing it. And moving more with friends, family members, and others can also help make things more fun. Inspirational stories, digital tools, downloadable resources.
Couch to 5k App
Fancy getting fit but not really the 'sporty' type? Check this out.....
Walk your way to health! Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It's easier than you think to fit into your day!
NHS: Exercise videos (includes Fibromyalgia, Back/Knee Pain)
Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos in our Aerobics, Strength and Resistance, Pilates and Yoga categories. The workouts have been created by fitness experts and range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Including videos designed for people with struggling with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Back Pain and Knee Pain.
NHS: Benefits of exercise
Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
NHS Couch to 5K
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.
The Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks.
Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with? All of this is possible and more...come on in!
NHS: Health and Fitness
Benefits of exercise, 5 minute workout, 12 week fitness plam, 10 minute workouts, pain after exercise, choosing trainers and lots more...
Patient.co.uk: Physical Activity for Health
Physical activity is any activity that you may do that helps to improve or maintain your physical fitness as well as your health in general.