Move more and feel better

We all know that it is important to be active for our physical health but did you know it is also important for your mental health as well?

The Commonwealth Games 2022, which takes place in Birmingham from the end of July, is working alongside NHS Better Health to promote the important role physical activity has in improving our mental health. Even doing small things each day can help us feel better. 

Here’s more from the campaign on getting more active.

Move more and feel better 

Getting active doesn’t have to be a hassle. Doing little things every day to be more active can really lift your mood and put a smile on your face. And every step you take is a step towards feeling great. 

Get active, sleep better 

Physical activity releases feel-good hormones called endorphins, which help us sleep better. The better we sleep, the better our energy levels, mood and ability to concentrate. 

Walk away your worries 

A daily brisk walk can boost your energy, lift your mood, clear your mind and stop your worries going into overdrive.

Make active connections 

Doing something active with a friend gives you a good opportunity to chat, and connecting with others can help you feel less stressed. 

Build active habits 

Building activity into your daily routine can be easy and fun: try some stretches while the kettle’s on or a boogie while brushing your teeth.

What’s important is to find ways to get active that work for you. Visit NHS Better Health to find out more.

 

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