Keeping Active

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.

Exercise is essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline and for promoting well-being.

But it doesn’t need to be particularly intense for you to feel good – slower-paced activities, such as walking, can have the benefit of encouraging social interactions as well providing some level of exercise.

Today, why not get physical? Here are a few ideas:

  • Take the stairs not the lift.
  • Go for a walk at lunchtime.
  • Walk into work – perhaps with a colleague – so you can ‘connect’ as well.
  • Get off the bus one stop earlier than usual and walk the final part of your journey to work.
  • Organise a work sporting activity.
  • Have a kick-about in a local park.
  • Do some ‘easy exercise’, like stretching, before you leave for work in the morning.
  • Walk to someone’s desk instead of calling or emailing.

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