Use sports & fitness to help obtain mental and physical well-being.
Regular exercise is an important element to maintaining your well-being as it can benefit you both physically and mentally. It doesn't have to be boring - just find the physical activity that works for you. It can include swimming, walking, jogging, running, dancing and sports such as football.
Some of the benefits of regular exercise include:
improves your mood and reduces feelings of depression, anxiety and stress;
helps with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight;
maintains strong muscles and bones;
increases your energy levels;
helps improve relaxation and sleep;
reduces the risks of illnesses and diseases.
The NHS recommends we do two different types of physical activity each week to stay healthy - aerobic and strength exercise. How much we do depends on our age - but if between 19-64, we should do 150 minutes of weekly physical activity or 30 minutes over five days every week.
**All of the articles on this website are for information purposes only. If you are going to try out a new sport or exercise programme, please seek advice from a professional sports or fitness instructor first. If you have any medical conditions, you should consult your GP before undertaking any new exercise programmes.