Regular exercise can lift your mood and increase your energy levels. Physical activity is also associated with lowering rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.
It doesn’t need to be particularly strenuous or sporty for you to feel good either. Slower-paced activities, such as walking, can have the benefit of encouraging social interactions, as well providing some form of exercise.
Today, why not get physical? Here are a few ideas:
- take the stairs, rather than the lift
- go for a walk at lunchtime
- walk to work or school - perhaps with a friend – so you can ‘connect’ with someone as well
- get off the bus one stop earlier than usual, and walk the final part of your journey to school or work
- organise a work or school sporting activity
- have a kick about in a local park
- do some easy exercise, like stretching, before you leave the house
- walk to someone’s desk, instead of calling or emailing.
If you’re a lover of the outdoors, visit one of our parks and green open spaces. Stretching over 254 hectares across Slough, there are a range of sports fields, play areas, riverside walks, woodlands, gardens and natural landscapes to enjoy.