It’s easier than you think to improve your health and fitness- you don’t have to be a Wimbledon Pro
Being active has lots of benefits for your body. As well as lowering your risk of developing serious health problems, such as heart disease and type-2 diabetes in later life, being active helps keep your heart healthy, your muscles, bones and joints strong and can improve your balance.
Getting some physical activity each day can also help prevent depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. It can help you get a good night’s sleep, which lets your brain rest and recharge.
It’s easier than you think to make improvements to your levels of physical activity. Start small and then build up gradually – just 10 minutes at a time can make a real difference. Visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou/moving to find out more and discover some small lifestyle changes you can make today to benefit your health in the long term. Ask your osteopath to suggest ways you can improve your fitness level, which will vary depending on your condition and potential aliments.
At BOP, our aim is not only to get you pain free and back to work, but to keep you fit and healthy to continue activities which you enjoy doing, for as long as possible. By working alongside us, doing the exercises we advise and attending your course of treatment and maintenance follow-ups, this really is the key.
Keeping mentally well and feeding our body with the correct foods, vitamins and minerals to fuel our needs is also essential to overall health.
If you have any questions about exercise, your regime, condition, health or sport, please call our team on 01903 820206 or discuss with your BOP therapist.