We know exercise alone will not prevent us from getting the Coronavirus (or any virus for that matter), but we do know that exercise will build up your strength and resilience, which in turn will help your body fight infections and increase your immune system.
And for our mental health, exercise is a powerful tool which can tackle loneliness, reduce your anxiety levels, help you sleep better, improve your mood, improve your self-esteem and sense of achievement.
What’s more, if you’re recovering from a coronavirus infection, evidence shows that building regular activity into your daily routine is safe and important and helps your body get back to normal.
Get help to get active
One Life Suffolk delivers a programme to support people with long-term health conditions and those who would benefit from moving more often, to build physical activity into their lives.
Disability Inclusion Sport
Activity Alliance are committed to ensuring disabled people can be and stay active. They have compiled a list of useful exercise advice, workouts, videos and activity guides.
Movement and mental health
7 Ways to Improve your Brain Health and Wellbeing. All living organisms that have brains need to move. This means that movement is linked to brain health and wellbeing.
Recovering from Covid
COVID-19 infection frequently leaves people feeling tired and weak, with shortness of breath and muscle pain performing simple tasks. Visit the Moving Medicine website for more help.
Getting Moving Again
After a period of illness and inactivity, your muscles will be weaker than normal and you will be less fit than you were. It is important to get back to your previous level of activity. Read more from the NHS.
We Are Undefeatable
Living with a health condition can be unpredictable with what you feel like you can do can changing day to day. But it’s the fact that we get moving that makes us feel undefeatable.
Moving helps us to stay physically healthy but mentally healthy too
Getting the right amount of movement each week is important to good mental wellbeing. Whenever we do exercise, our bodies release endorphins to reward us.
Read more from Ezra Hewing at Suffolk Mind, Head of Education…
Simple ways to fit exercise into your working day
It is well noted that exercise is good for both our physical and mental wellbeing. However, getting into a routine of any form of exercise can be challenging. Life can just get in the way and anyone with a long-term condition or mental health problem can find exercising almost impossible. Read more >>>