Keeping active is an important part of your mental wellbeing. Getting your body moving can reduce anxiety, depression and improve your self-esteem as well as how your brain functions. Here are our top tips for ways you can look after your body:
Being outdoors not only benefits your physical health but also your mental health. Going on a 30-minute walk a day can;
- improve your overall mood
- reduce feelings of stress or anger
- improve your confidence and self-esteem
- connect you to your local community
- improve your sleep
- and so much more!
We burn more calories when we workout outside too as our bodies work harder in general. It is great for the heart as the extra effort required exercises your heart and means you burn extra calories. You will also get more vitamin D because exercising outdoors can expose you to more of this vital vitamin!
Boosting your immunity
There are many ways to boost your immunity including eating nutritious foods, a well-balanced diet and drinking lots of water. This can also help prevent a multitude of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. For lots of great information, tips and recipes, check out these resources below:
For more information on nutrition, visit: www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well
Bring your workouts inside
If you are unable to get outside, there are plenty of exercises which can be done indoors with minimal equipment like a yoga mat and comfortable clothing.
For inside workout ideas, have a look at the videos below: