More Active

 

Our qualified health coaches have helped many people - just like you - to improve their health and wellbeing. We provide up to 12 weeks’ worth of personalised support and will work closely with you to help you get more active. 

One of the biggest advantages of being an integrated service is that we can work with what’s important to you, helping you to make small changes to multiple behaviours at the same time.

Get help now - call us free on 0800 122 3788 and start your journey.

 

Move more, sit less – every little bit counts!

Not everybody was born to run, but we were all born to MOVE! If the first thing you think about when you mention getting active is going to the gym or having a run, then you need to start by changing your mindset.

Exercise isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Sometimes all you need is a fresh approach in order to embrace healthy living. Switching your view of 'exercise' to simply 'moving' or 'being active' will make a really big difference to your daily life.

If you have a health condition and want to start being more active, you should always ask your GP's advice first to find out which type of exercises are best for you.

 

What counts?

Whether you’re talking about food, drinking, movement or thoughts, the rule still holds: the quality of what you put in affects the quality of what you get back out!

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to do:

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity over a week through a variety of activities such as walking or housework, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity such as running
  • In addition, you should also try to include strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles. Find out more here

Below is a good way to check on your activity level:

Moderate Intensity

One way to tell if you’re working at a moderate intensity is if you can still talk, but you can’t sing the words to a song.

Vigorous Intensity

If your activity requires you to work even harder, it is called vigorous intensity activity. There is a lot of evidence that vigorous activity can bring health benefits over and above that of moderate activity. You can tell when it’s vigorous activity because you’re breathing hard and fast, and your heart rate has gone up quite a bit. If you’re working at this level, you won’t be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.

 

 

Moving more is good medicine. It can:

  • Reduce your risk of conditions like heart disease and diabetes
  • Release stress, leaving you feeling happier and more relaxed
  • Give you more energy, making daily tasks easier
  • Help you sleep better
  • Help you maintain a healthy weight

 

 

 

Breaking up your activity into small chunks is a really good way to hit your target.

Click on the links below for ideas on building more activity into your life:

 

 

 

Tips to help you be active EVERY DAY 

  1. It’s important to find a way to move that you LOVE.
  2. Be active with friends, family, your partner or join a group to help motivate and encourage one another. Download the ACTIVE 10 app and share your progress with others online. 
  3. Vary the type of activity you do so that you don’t become bored.
  4. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
  5. Listen to your body and do what feels right.
  6. Make it a daily ritual - set aside certain times of the day that suit you to be active.
  7. Walking is a great way to get into being active. It’s fun, free and you don’t need any special equipment.

 

 

 

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity you can in your daily life to be active! Click here to learn ways to move more! 

 

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