Posted: 08 December 2016

Mmmmm marmite!

Exercise is the marmite of the world of well-being.

To some, memories of PE lessons, being sweaty and red, or physical limitations, make exercise a taboo. To others, the opportunity to chase a ball around for hours on end could not be more appealing. But enough about dogs. 

Laughing is exercise. Getting up and making the tea is exercise. Playing with a dog can be. The opportunities are littered throughout the day, they don’t just come to people wearing Lycra.

The simple way to break any exercising taboos is to add little ways to be active throughout the day, even if you already consider yourself to be active. Here are a few ideas for starters:

  • Watch a comedy and intentionally laugh your heart out
  • Be the one to get up and make the tea
  • Sign up for a marathon
  • Change a journey so you can walk or cycle through a park

Take on a new challenge!

Well-being and mental health

Be active: ‘Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Exercise is essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline and for promoting well-being.’ -Mind

By Ben Palmer - Church team

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