One You Leeds gives top tips on how to #MoveMoreMay
Being active is really good for your body, mind and health – and there are so many great ways to get active!
Whatever your age, size or physical condition you will benefit from being more active – even a little change can make a difference!
Did you know…
• Physical activity works as an antidepressant and relieves stress
• Physical activity can help improve your sleep
• The NHS suggest that adults should aim to do at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week.
This month we ask the question: How will YOU move more for 150 minutes?
(One you Leeds Exercise Class at Gipton Fire Station)
Physical activity is anything that gets you moving and it’s not just about going to the gym – it can be simple things like walking, cycling, gardening or even hoovering the floor! Here are our best tips to keep active this #MoveMoreMay
• See where you could start to build in 10 minute physical activity sessions into your week, whether it’s a lunch time walk, putting some music on at home and dancing, or doing some gardening.
• Find activities you enjoy doing, this may be something you’ve enjoyed in the past or trying something new. One You Leeds run exercise classes in various locations across Leeds. Click here to find out more
• Explore a new activity. There is a lot out there for anyone at a less competitive level, such as “back to” sports, walking football, “no strings badminton” and many more.
• Some people find it helpful to write down a weekly plan to help you see when it may be easier to fit in some physical activity. It may also be easier to stick to if it’s in the diary.
• Activity can be a great way to clear your head after a busy day. A 15 minute walk after dinner could give you some much needed time-out.
• Arrange to meet a friend, colleague or family member to do an activity with, or find a group activity where you’re meeting new people. It’s sometimes easier to keep motivated if you know you’re meeting up with someone.
• If you’re goal driven, then think of something realistic and achievable that you could work towards such as doing a 5k fun run, or setting a goal for the number of lengths you’d like to swim over the next year, such as swimming the English Channel by swimming 30 lengths a week over the year.
• If you spend a lot of time sitting during the day, try to find active alternatives. Walking regularly or even just standing up is better for you. Small changes to your daily routine can make a big difference.
Being more active is a great way to have fun and spend time with friends and family, as well as meet new people. One You Leeds offer a range of FREE physical activity classes and taster sessions to help you start the journey to a healthier you.
Find inspiration & advice at oneyouleeds.co.uk or call us 0800 169 4219