Movement and you
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, being active helps keep your heart healthy, keeps your muscles, bones and joints strong and can help improve your balance.
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, being active every day can help to ease the symptoms. Physical activity can also help with stress. Although it won’t make your stress disappear, it can help clear your thoughts so you can deal with any problems more calmly.
Getting out for a regular walk, digging an allotment, or taking the family to the park all count towards active minutes. Adults should aim for 150 minutes per week. Children need to be active for at least 60 minutes every day.
Fancy a walk?
Why not join us for a walk? One You Plymouth offers weekly health walks in local parks and Explorer Walks throughout the year. To see the full programme, click here.
In addition, a series of Mayflower 400 Trail health walks have been developed as part of the Mayflower 400 project. These take in some of the city’s heritage along the routes, with stops along the way for discussions. To see the full programme, click here.