Improving health and increasing physical activity

 

Please note that you will be directed to NHS England pages for some of the information.

  • NHS Live well - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/ info on quitting smoking, health body, sleep and tiredness, eating well and alcohol support, exercise and mental well being.

How to increase your physical activity?

There are many national and local options for increasing your physical activity.

  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/ NHS fitness studio exercise videos. Pick from aerobic exercise, Strength and Resistance, Pilates and yoga and other fitness plans, (including for those with arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and much much more.)
  • Sport Wales,  https://www.sport.wales - Sport and physical activity should be for everyone. Sport Wales want Wales to be a more active, healthier nation. They are the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales. So, Whether you’re already quite sporty and take part in exercise or looking to take your first steps to getting fit, take a look at their website to see if they could help you take part.

To find local information on council run sports centres and physical activity in your area please click the link below:

 

How much activity should I be doing?

This depends on a few factors. Below are the guidelines designed by the UK Chief Medical Officer in September 2019.

Don’t worry if these guidelines seem like a lot of activity from where you are starting. Any increase in activity is a positive step.

Helping Older people stay active at home

https://www.csp.org.uk/public-patient/keeping-active-and-healthy/staying-healthy-you-age/staying-strong-you-age/strength

 

 

 

 

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