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If you're not as active as you should be you are putting your health and quality of life at risk. To stay healthy and to improve health we should be doing two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.
Three top tips to an active lifestyle
- Protect your body
Being active every day helps you stay physically healthy. If you aren't very active you increase your risk of getting serious conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers
- Protect your mind
Being active is really good for your mind as well as your body. Getting some physical activity each day can help prevent you getting depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Moving more can also help you get a good night's sleep, which helps your brain to rest and recharge
- Age well
Being active is critical to maintain a healthy body and mind for later years. Being inactive increases your risk of many conditions that will impact on your future quality of life, including dementia, osteoarthritis and general physical limitations in older age
How do I become active?
Being active is really good for physical and mental well-being and it plays an important role to living a healthy lifestyle. The good news it's easy to move more and doing something is better than nothing. Start small and build up gradually – just 10 minutes at a time can be really good for you.
It's easier than you think! A one hour workout is just 4 per cent of your day. Even a brisk walk of 30 minutes a day can reduce your chances of getting diabetes or cancer.
Make a start today. It's never too late. Contact us for more information.
Classes and session available as part of the active lifestyles programme:
Fit 4 pregnancy
“Give your child the best start in life”
Fit 4 Pregnancy is a 4 week programme in partnership with Harrogate District Community Midwife team. It will deliver the latest information about pregnancy, birth and beyond and it will help you maintain or increase your fitness and well-being throughout your pregnancy.
What is involved each week?
Each week you will take part in a 30 minute talk led by the midwife and 45 minutes of antenatal exercise. The topics covered will be:
- healthy choices
- what to expect during labour
- signs of labour
- postnatal information
This enjoyable programme is designed to help you cope with labour, provide a sense of well-being and an opportunity to meet other new mums to be, in a warm, friendly, fun and safe environment. They are also opportunities for you to talk to the midwife with any questions or concerns you may have.
For more information contact us.
Absolute beginners running group
“Run into new friends“
The group gives people the opportunity to run together to improve their health, fitness, confidence and safety. All sessions are run by a qualified run in leadership fitness instructor through england athletics.
The group is aimed at newcomers, or anyone who hasn't put their tracksuit and trainers on for a while. This is definitely not for more experienced runners, and gives people the chance to take part in regular exercise without feeling as if they're left behind. The leader will help you get started giving you sensible advice, support, encouragement and company while you run. Start today and contact us.
For more information please visit runtogether.co.uk.
Page last updated 17/09/2018