Staying active - We aim to be an "Active Practice"
We would encourage all our patients, no matter what their current health, to be active. We would recommend visiting the following website to learn about different types of exercise; including how it can benefit your specific medical condition/s.
Exercise is good for you and doesn't have to hurt!
To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity over a week through a variety of activities.
For most people, the easiest way to get moving is to make activity part of everyday life, like walking or cycling instead of using the car to get around. Visit https://walk4life.info for more details.
However, the more you do, the better, and taking part in activities such as sports and exercise will make you even healthier.
For any type of activity to benefit your health, you need to be moving quick enough to raise your heart rate, breathe faster and feel warmer. This level of effort is called moderate intensity activity. One way to tell if you're working at a moderate intensity is if you can still talk but you can't sing the words to a song.
If your activity requires you to work even harder, it is called vigorous intensity activity. There is substantial evidence that vigorous activity can bring health benefits over and above that of moderate activity. You can tell when it’s vigorous activity because you're breathing hard and fast, and your heart rate has gone up quite a bit. If you're working at this level, you won't be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.
Couch to 5k is a 9 week running plan for beginners taking people from their couch to running a 5k distance, gradually building up fitness and stamina. Click here for details.
Some infographics around exercise