Mood Boosting Moves!
Get ready to get moving! Below we’re focusing on the benefits of exercise and how it can improve our mood and boost our wellbeing. As well as looking at the importance of staying hydrated and eating a well balanced diet – you can’t really do one without the other, the perfect dream team!
Get moving with Pure Gym virtual fitness classes that offer short workouts for focusing on strength and conditioning and a high intensity workout to get your heart going!
These workouts are suitable for all levels and you can get the whole family involved!
Why don’t you try one out on your next lunch break?
Do you know the real benefits of exercise and the effect it has on your mental health? This article from Pure Gym will help you understand those benefits and may also give you ideas about how you can make exercise a consistent part of your life.
Not got the Time?
These equipment-free 10 minute fitness exercises from the NHS are just what you need and are suitable for all levels. Why not try them out on your next break?
Yoga more your thing?
You may already have a yoga routine, or even if you don’t, these quick stretches you can do at your desk will keep you feeling great throughout the day.
Welcome to the great outdoors!
As the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer there is no excuse not to get outside for a walk. Did you know that by walking for just 30 minutes a day you can:
- Reduce stress levels
- Increase energy levels
- Improve sleep quality
- Help boost your immune system
- Reduce your risk of heart disease
- Increase vitamin D levels
- Increase function of your lungs
- Reduce chances of diabetes
- Improve your coordination and balance
- Clear your mind and spark some creativity
Not sure where to go?
You can use OS Maps for free and discover local walking, running and cycling routes or create and share your own.
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Call NHS 111 (for when you need help but are not in immediate danger)
Contact the Samaritans – 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland), 24 hours a day
Contact the Shout crisis text line – Text SHOUT to 85258
Call the Mind Infoline (Mon – Fri 9am -6pm) – Call 0300 123 3393 or text 86463
Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
If you need emergency help:
Go to your local A&E department