5 ways: Be active

5 ways: Be active 2019-04-15T16:51:38+00:00

Be active in a way that suits me and that I enjoy

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Being active is as simple as finding an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life

You could try

  • Walking to the shops instead of driving
  • Joining a friend on a dog walk
  • Going for a lunchtime walk or walking to someone’s desk rather than calling
  • Yoga exercises before you head out in the morning
  • Doing something you have always wanted to but never got around to it – like rollerblading or dancing
  • A new sport – maybe one you have never even heard of before

Or check out

  • Northamptonshire sport – for a range of sports and activities
  • Park Run – run or walk, these events are free and open to everyone
  • Couch to 5K – a 9 week programme you can do in your own time, to get you moving
  • Country parks – a great place to walk and take part in other activities

Got an idea?

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Don’t forget – we are here if you need to talk

For support with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions contact Changing Minds IAPT. Under 18? Visit CAMHS Live
For a range of other mental health support visit Mental Health Northants Collaboration or Northamptonshire Healthcare
Are you finding everyday tasks more difficult? Contact Supporting Independence.

Suicidal thoughts? Call 111 or the Samaritans on 116 123. You can also visit a Crisis Cafe – available across the county

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