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Why exercise?

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Well, not only is it an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but improving your balance and coordination will help you to live independently in your home for longer.

It’s also a great confidence booster and people who are physically active are less likely to suffer from depression, sleep better and have lower stress levels.

It doesn’t have to be a vigorous workout either, even a brisk walk to and from the shops counts.

We’ve given you some great links below to get you started, so with summer on the way why not give them a try?


Have fun!

nhs - active lifestyle
There are  many ways that busy mums, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. 

British Heart Foundation
Whatever your age, size or physical condition, you can enjoy the benefits of being more active.

Borough of Poole
Equipment is available for use free to all adults (above 14 years of age) at all times.

Poole Projects
Local investment by Poole PCT supports the development of environments that encourage local residents to become more physically active.

Pilates
This exercise originated 80 years ago and is remarkably effective and medically approved.

Yoga
There are no beginners or advanced practitioners; everyone is a student at their own level.

 

Exercise videos

There are lots of online sites featuring free exercise videos for all fitness levels and abilities. They're a great way to kickstart your fitness programme. 

Here's a couple to help you on your way.


Fitnessblender
A great site, featuring 100s of exercise videos and advice. 

Sample below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for the older person...

Eldergym
This is a really good site for seniors, featuring loads of low impact exercise videos and lots more. 

Sample below:

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