Be Active

Be Active

“Mauri tu, mauri ora – an active soul is a healthy soul.”

Be Active
Sometimes it is hard to see progress when dealing with grief, it moves at its own pace.  Engaging in physical activity can be a positive coping tool to dealing with grief. Regular physical activity is associated with a greater sense of wellbeing.
Benefits include:
  • Reduced anxiety and depression for all age groups
  • Boosts confidence, provides a sense of control and allows you to achieve something positive
  • A good option for those that are “task-orientated” in their grief process
  • Releases endorphins which can improve mood and boost energy
  • Can provide a way to connect to other people
  • Promotes better sleep, controls weight, and helps combats health conditions and diseases.
Get moving:
  • To stay healthy, adults should be aiming to engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily
  • Any form of exercise will bring physical and mental health benefits
  • Make activity part of everyday life. This can be as simple as getting off the bus one stop earlier or going for a family walk after dinner
  • Take the time to explore different activities, find what activity suits your level of mobility and fitness.
  • Do what you can, enjoy yourself whilst you do it, and you will start to see the benefits
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