Advice on physical activity
We all know that getting active is good for our bodies, our minds and has many benefits. It can improve your mood, give you more energy, and significantly reduces your chances of serious health conditions such as dementia and certain forms of cancer.
Despite this, only about two thirds of men and around half of women meet the minimum recommended national levels for physical activity and this can have a hugely negative impact on your health, and on our society.
When you visit an osteopath they will often provide advice on keeping active so you can stay healthier for longer and fend-off those aches and pains!
Not sure where to begin? Our osteopath provides advice on how much physical activity you should be aiming for, how to get started or become more active and about the positive influence that physical activity can have on your health.
Keeping active has many benefits to your physical health. It has been medically proven that people who perform physical activity regularly are significantly less likely to develop a number of serious health conditions. But being active also helps keep you psychologically healthy. Read more on how keeping active is good for your body and your mind.
With physical activity, even a little is better than none . Here we look at how much activity you should aim for and suggestions for the different types of activity you can do to help your heart, keep you strong and loosen stiff muscle and joints. You don't need a gym to keep active and improve your health.
You are more likely to keep your new activity up if you start off with something that you enjoy and can do regularly, or if you try exercising with others for support and social company. It is important to build up slowly and allow your body time to get used to the new activity levels. Learn more here including advice from your osteopath and links to further advice and useful websites