Generic movement messages
- Moving for 30 mins a day has lots of benefits. Don't worry, you can do it on your own, at home, or however you feel comfortable
- Star jumps or simple stretches? Getting active needn’t cost a thing. For advice on how to get started visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/
- When it comes to physical activity some is good – more is better still. It all adds up! Try these tools, tips and special offers to move more every day. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/.
- Whether you’re just starting out or well on your way, we’ve got lots of ideas to help with getting active. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/.
- Inside or out? However you choose to get active, start today with our fuss free ideas. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/.
- Staying active will help you release anxiety, relieve stress, and manage your mood.
- Just 30 minutes of activity a day helps increase your energy, so you can get more done. It helps you sleep well too, so you’ll feel more awake during the day. It can also really improve your mood as well as your fitness, helping you to feel happier and healthier.
- Moving for just 30 minutes a day has loads of benefits. You’ll sleep better and feel better. If you’re feeling your heart pump a little faster - it counts! So come rain or shine, get your 30 in!
- While sitting still can increase your risk of developing health conditions, moving more can significantly reduce your risk of developing things like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, obesity, anxiety, depression and dementia.
- It’s up to you how you get active. The more fun you have, and the easier it is to fit into your
routine, the better. But it’s important to make sure that whatever you do, you’re getting the benefits, too.
- How much movement do we need? Aim for 30 mins a day.
- Why not break up your 30 minutes into 10-minute chunks to make it easier? As long as you’re raising your heart rate for at least 10 minutes at a time, you’ll still unlock lots of health benefits.
- Is 2021 the year you family gets moving more? To make it count adults need to do 30 mins and a day and kids 60!
- Do something for yourself today by finding the time to move more. Whether it’s a little or a lot, physical activity is great for your body and can give you a boost. For all the tips, tools and special offers you need to get active this January visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/ Let's do this!
Returning to physical activity after Covid illness
· Frustrated about losing your fitness due to COVID-19? Wait for a few days after you think you’re better and then start back slowly, with less intensity, for shorter periods. Little and often is key
· Individuals who have had covid should have clinical assessment before returning to physical activity. Only return to exercise after at least seven days free of symptoms, and begin with at least two weeks of minimal exertion. Use daily self monitoring to track progress. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/.
Strength and Balance messages for older adults
Keep Well this winter:
- We need to keep active as we age - gardening, walking the dog, dancing with the grandkids, chair based exercise - it all counts!
- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, strength and balance is more important that ever to make sure we can keep doing the day-to-day activities that we enjoy. Why not try some heels raises whilst you are waiting for the kettle to boil? Hold on to the worktop for support.
- Been watching more TV recently? Why not try this standing and marching in the lounge? This maintains bone density of the hip and spine. For more support and a wide range of exercises, please visit https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/ageing/keeping-well-this-winter/ to download the ‘Keeping Well This Winter’ booklet for more exercises you can do around the home.