A range of opportunities and tips to stay active outdoors.
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Intuitively, we know that getting outside in the fresh air and having contact with nature is good for us. And it is true. More and more studies and research conclude that spending time in good quality outdoor spaces has benefits for all aspects of our health. Even starting by simply looking at nature, then just being outside, and on to any number of activities outdoor environment brings extra benefits for our health and wellbeing.
Most people have some kind of outdoor space with some nature close to where they live, work or go to school. It requires minimal specialist equipment to access it. Going for a walk, having a picnic or simply sitting to watch a sunset are examples of activities that can help to make you feel good.
Making use of our outdoor places can help guard against key health issues such as depression and heart disease. It can also be fun. It can connect people to nature and to each other. It energises and inspires us in our day to day lives.
Ideal to improve your general health and wellbeing.
Stay active outdoors with cycling
Hear from others!
Changing your lifestyle to a healthier one just takes a little motivation. Check out below what Lisa has to say on her experience taking part in our Cycle Sessions at Witton Park…
“I found myself unfit and very reluctant to try exercise. The program you run in the park has given me the confidence and safe space to try cycling again after a long time out of the saddle. I had forgotten how much sheer enjoyment there is in flying along on two wheels. The team of staff are encouraging without forcing you beyond your ability and support you safely to go further and faster than the previous session. I feel and sleep better afterwards, a proper endorphin rush. It’s fun, not another chore. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to try being more active. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble, they genuinely love cycling themselves and want to share that feeling of freedom and speed with the people on the course.”
For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email email@example.com
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