Increasing your physical activity not only helps you to stay fit, strong and healthy, but is also a great way to relieve tension and improve your mental wellbeing. This is because our bodies release hormones when we exercise which have a direct impact on our mood and how we cope with stress and pressure.
There are so many options when it comes to exercising but if you want to try something different we have loads of ideas for you, whatever level you’re at:
For more information about the benefits of physical activity and guidelines about how much exercise you should aim to take click here.
Increasing your physical activity doesn’t have to be exercising to exhaustion but it is important to find something you’re motivated to do. If you enjoy it, you’re more likely to stick to it – whether it’s introducing a walk into your daily routine, taking up running, or setting yourself a target of doing 2-3 home exercise classes each week.
If none of these appeal or are suitable for you, check out our tips for how to keep busy so that you at least stay active.