Body: be active
There are plenty of reasons why being physically active is good for you such as having a healthier heart and strong joints and bones. But it can also have a positive impact on your mental health. Even small amounts of exercise can boost your mental alertness, give you more energy and put you in a good mood. It can also reduce stress and anxiety as well as increase your self-esteem. Why don’t you start by trying some of these?
- Head out for a walk – have a look at Explore Surrey to find out about some of the best countryside spots in Surrey. To help you can download our iFootpath app where you can get walks straight to your phone.
- Join a local sports club – Active Surrey have a great collection of clubs to join and activities to take part in. If you’re over 50 years old then you can look here for lots of extra activities around Surrey.
- Get on your bike – cycling is a great way to get some exercise. Have a look at the Travel SMART website to find out about cycling routes in Surrey or to book yourself on some cycle training.
- Join a gym – it might not be for everyone but visiting a gym a couple of times a week could make a big difference.