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Exercise for Life

There are many health benefits of an active lifestyle - and it's never too late (or too early) to start.

Did you know that regular exercise can reduce your risk of developing:

  •     heart disease and stroke
  •     high blood pressure
  •     diabetes
  •     osteoporosis, osteoarthritis
  •     back pain
  •     some cancers, such as bowel cancer

Exercise can also improve your muscle strength and tone.  That matters more than you think. It may mean you’re less likely to have an accident or a fall that could lead to an injury. 

As well as these benefits, regular exercise can improve your:

  •     sense of wellbeing
  •     quality of life
  •     flexibility
  •     mobility, speed and stamina
  •     cognitive abilities, such as memory and reasoning skills

If you haven't exercised for some time, it might be a good idea to see the Health Trainer to get some advice before you start.   If you have previously had any health complaints, it’s important to tailor your exercise programme to take these into account, the health trainer can provide advice and support to help you get started.

So whatever your motivation, whether you want to reduce your risk of illness, feel better about yourself and make sure you stay that way, once you've made the decision to start exercising we can help you. 

Exercise can also be free, we live in beautiful coutryside with lots of walks nearby.  Walking can be a great way to get started.  Alternatively, click here to find out about local exercise groups.

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