To stay fit and healthy, it is recommended you get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, or around 20 to 30 minutes a day.

This can be a brisk walk whilst you enjoy some fresh air (another mood booster), dancing around the house, gardening or any other sport or activity to enjoy.

We have some ideas to inspire you from NHS England and some well known fitness celebrities too!

You could look at FREE online workouts from different sources, all tailored to your ability or how long you want to work out for.

 “Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.”
William Shakespeare
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get some exercise…

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NHS England have some simple exercise videos and tips to get you moving. Whether you’re starting from scratch with some gentle exercise or know what type of exercise you want to do, the website gives lots if inspiration.

Exercises include aerobic full-body workouts, specific strengthen and tone routines, yoga and pilates and many more.

The NHS Fitness Studio has workout ideas for all levels of fitness and focuses on aerobic activity, strength and tone to suit your needs and likes or there are specific exercises (e.g. upper body workout). Click the button below to browse what’s on offer:

eat well…

NHS Change4Life offers easy ways to eat well and move more 

Eat well guide from the NHS

the NHS eat well guide has lots of helpful information about eating healthily. You can also download the image above and print off a copy

Looking after yourself and others during the cost of living crisis

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Trussell Trust
A nationwide network of food banks, including Cambridge City. Together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK

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Money Helper
The price of everyday essentials is going up. You’ve probably noticed it at the supermarket and in your monthly bills. Inflation and interest rate rises mean that your money might not stretch as far as it used to. Money Helpers has lots of free advice that might be helpful at this difficult time

on the theme of physcal and practical wellbeing…

recommended reading - how to look after yourself, and your money, during a cost of living crisis

Research shows that people’s money worries are now worse than during the pandemic crisis. That’s why, right now, it is especially important to use all the tools you have to look after yourself and your mental health. 6 workplace wellbeing trends that will continue to rise in 2024

Marc Holl, Head of Primary Care at Nuffield Health, suggests six workplace wellbeing trends we can expect to see grow in prominence in 2024… - to improve your work performance, get some exercise

To combat the negative impact of physical inactivity, in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global action plan aimed at reducing physical inactivity by 15% by 2030. 

popular fitness apps

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Better at Home
Online portal, offering access free library of 600 online fitness classes, on demand classes, workout plans, podcasts and much more – all in the comfort of your own home

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Bend: Stretching & Flexibility App
Quick & convenient stretching routines help you improve your flexibility and maintain your natural range of motion as you get older. We offer hundreds of stretches and yoga poses along with dozens of easy-to-follow stretching routines designed for all ages and experience levels. It’s never too early to start stretching everyday!

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Unlimited access to HIIT, yoga and more, with 35+ training programs and 350+ motivating workouts adapted to your fitness level and goals