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Week of Well-being – Be Active

Day Two – Be Active

Being active doesn’t mean you have to run a marathon every day or take on the tour de France. It could be going for a walk, dancing in your living room, jogging round the block, sprucing up your garden, or perfecting that downward dog. 

Being a dog owner, mine and Bruce’s daily go to activity is a stroll, even when he protests in the rain. Walking out and about in the fresh air is a great way to clear your head, have a little time to yourself and get that heart rate pumping.

The impact of physical activity on your mental health and well-being shouldn’t be underestimated. Research has shown that physical activity makes you feel good, it boosts your self-esteem, improves concentration, reduces stress and improves sleep. 

If your not sure how to get going set yourself a goal, try one of the following:

  • 30-minutes in the garden.
  • Get out for a walk. Aim for those 10,000 steps. 
  • Dust off those bike tyres and pedal round town. 

Or start up something new:

  • Give yoga a try and set yourself little goals; touch your toes by the end of the week.
  • Start running a program like couch to 5k. Go at a nice steady pace.
  • Or give yourself a tougher challenge, plan for a triathlon or a charity run.