Regular exercise and fresh air can improve your mood and help you reduce your stress. 

"Take care of your body as it is the only place you have to live". Jim Rohn

  • Being active changes your brain chemistry and releases happy hormones

  • It also reduces the level of a stress hormone.

  • As little as 10 mins a day for 3 days a week can improve mood

  • It is proven that  regular physical activity = greater sense of wellbeing

Being Active doesn't just mean doing organised sports or gym.

What are all the ways that you are physically active?

  • Walking or riding a bike

  • Walking your dog (or someone else's)

  • Clean the house 

  • Take the stairs

  • Sit ups in your bedroom

  • Jump and dance to your fav playlist

  • Kick a ball in the park

Can you list 5 ways you are physically active?

 

Name 3 physical activities that you enjoy.

What ways can you be active if you have... 

  • 5 minutes?

  • 30 minutes?

  • 1 hour?

The UK department of health recommends that young people should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day!

But If you don't have that long all is not lost, you can try HIIT - High intensity Interval training. 

 

Some activitiy can be free & with others, parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

If 5k seems too much right  away check out the best beginner running apps below 

 

Keep an activity log for 2 weeks to see how active you currently are.

 

Set some achievable goals

-Specific,

-Measurable,

-Achievable,

-Realistic,

-Time-bound

Goal idea?

  • Track the number of steps?

  • Set yourself a minimum number of gym visits a week?

  • Download (and use a Couch to 5K app?

  • Book your self into a parkrun?

  • Set yourself a challenge 5k/10k race for charity?

Share your goals with someone else to keep you motivated!

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