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*UPDATED* Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions in place.

Why should I be active?

Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing.  Even if you’ve not thought of getting active before there are lots of reasons why you might consider it:

  • It can be fun!
  • Helps you manage stress and gives you the feel good factor
  • Can help you maintain your independence, keep your mind active and have a great social life
  • It prevents and manages a range of conditions and diseases
  • It can make you live longer
  • It Improves your sleep
  • Can help you maintain a healthy weight
  • You can learn new skills
  • It can give you more energy

Most people are more likely to stay active, if they choose activities they enjoy and that fits into their lifestyle easily. We have a range of options for you to choose from which can support you in becoming more active.

This popular video "23 and 1/2 hours" by Dr Mike Evans, with over 5 million views on YouTube, talks about the many benefits of being more active in an engaging and informative way.

 Related internet links:

  • Benefit from activity (This website shows how being active can improve your health and reduce your risk of developing a number of health problems. It’s full of useful advice for everyone, whether you have a medical condition or not. Being more active is good for all of us! )

Last Updated: 31 March 2017