What is moving more?
Becoming more active and moving more in everyday life is an important part of staying healthy and happy. Being active means getting your heart rate up and can involve changing small parts of your daily routine such as taking the stairs instead of the lift or parking your car further away.
It is important to ensure you are being active in your daily routine as well exercising as in general people are much less active and therefore burn less energy than they used to. The recommended amount of exercise for adults is 150 minutes per week and children aged 5-16 years need to be active for at least 60 minutes per day.
Why is staying physically active important?
Physical activity has both immediate and long-term benefits which can improve your quality of life. Regular exercise is an important part of staying healthy as it reduces the risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes and strengthens bones and muscles.
It can also help to maintain a healthy weight by burning calories and reducing the amount of time that you are still can increase your risk of weight gain and poor health. Being active also has a positive effect on emotional wellbeing through changing the levels of chemicals in your brain as well as increasing the opportunity for social contact and improving sleep patterns.
What is available to me locally?
There are a variety of activities available within the borough to support you to become more active. You can self-refer to the Cardiowellness 4 Slough by calling 01753 373646. A wellness Coach can then support you to identify how you can increase your physical activity levels. This is done by setting small and realistic goals with you and connecting you to suitable activities that you may be interested in. These range from free activities at a local Leisure centre discount schemes or local independent activities such as walking, exercises classes and much more.
If you are a Health Professional please click here to refer.