If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented.
Regular physical activity can boost your mood and reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
But we recognise that changing your routine and exercising regularly can be hard to achieve. Talk to us about My Health, My Way, our new support service to help you build your confidence to start making those first steps. Click on the panel on the right to find out more.
Do you think you're doing enough physical activity? This simple assessment will help you understand what the recommended levels are and will assess how close you are to meeting them.
Information on the benefits of exercise, including great 5 and 10 minute workouts, a 12 week fitness plan, advice on pain after exercise, advice on choosing trainers and other workout gear, and lots more...
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. The couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks!
Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want someone to walk with? All of this is possible and more...check it out!
The Walk 4 Life app is a simple way to record all your walking journeys via your iPhone or other smartphone. Be it the family's weekend walk, or your journey to the shops, you can now keep a record of where you have walked, the distance, the time it took and how many calories you've burnt, all at the press of a button! The app offers you a monthly and yearly running total of your mileage.
Patient.co.uk has some great information on physical activity. Any kind of activity, no matter how small, can have an impact on improving or maintaining your physical fitness as well as your general health.
Want to know where you can join a local sports centre, activity centre or walking group? One of the best places to find out is on DorsetForYou - they've got loads of information on how to get and stay fit in Dorset.
Find an exercise class for adults in the Bournemouth and Poole area. From zumba to cardio workouts, this website has it all!
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This is a FREE support service provided by the NHS for people living in Dorset whose daily lives are affected by a health condition.
If you need assistance with My Health My Way please call 0303 303 0153