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Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Physical Activity
Physical Activity
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Physical activity and the importance of staying active

Being physically active is the single, simplest and most important thing you can do to improve your physical and mental health. 

Regular activity not only helps in the management of long term health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes but it can also help prevent high blood pressure and improve overall wellbeing. Being active regularly helps maintain a healthy body weight, improves mental health and quality of life.

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Wellbeing Session - Physical Activity

With a wealth of experience in health improvement within the general population, RGU lecturer, Laura Stewart tells us why daily activity is so important for our health and wellbeing.

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Activities to help you stay physically active

Enjoy regular walks outdoors. Natural light, nature's patterns and calming sounds outdoors can benefit health and make us feel better. Being outdoors can boost the immune system, improve sleep, reduce blood pressure and improve general mood. Join Paths for All and make a pledge to walk once a day: Paths for All Walk once a day

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Virtual walks

If you are unable to walk or travel too far you can enjoy our short virtual winter walks around our favourite places across Aberdeenshire.

Join in with our virtual walks by walking on the spot, hopping onto a treadmill or exercise bike or simply sitting back and enjoying the scenery. 

If seated - sit upright, in a firm straight backed armless chair

If standing - stand upright, legs slightly apart. Use a supporting surface at waist height if required. Lift alternate knees towards the chest, swing arms with opposite leg as you do this. Keep as upright as you can.

Every Move Counts

Resources and ideas to help you become/stay physically active

It's never too late to start being more active and the best way is to make it part of everyday life. Keeping active is important for everyone including older adults aged 65 years+ and those living with long term health conditions.

  • Health Walks - an opportunity to get involved in short walks for health and wellbeing across Aberdeenshire: Aberdeenshire Health Walks
  • Support for residents in care homes and sheltered housing to optimise health and wellbeing and provide opportunities to stay fit and healthy: Care Homes and Sheltered Housing
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  • Support for those living with long term health conditions such as respiratory conditions, diabetes and cancer: Live Life Well

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