NHS HowFit - Small steps to feeling good

Being active is good for our physical and mental wellbeing, it’s been proven to make us happier and healthier. HowFit encourages people of all ages and abilities to follow a plan of simple exercises to do at home and no equipment is needed.
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Developed by north east consultant physician, Dr Steve Parry along with a personal trainer and physiotherapists - the NHS programme is available online and as a booklet that demonstrates simple exercises to get you moving and improve your health.

Dr Parry says, “Being active is one of the best things you can do to look after your health especially as we grow older. No matter how old you are or which level you are at, some exercise is better than none, and it’s essential you build it into your daily life. By following the simple HowFit programme 4 or 5 times a week you will feel the improvements over time. Regular exercise is proven to make you feel happier and healthier and its free!”

There’s a range of simple exercises divided into four categories focusing on mobility, strength, cardiovascular health and stability and balance and co-ordination, with videos and animations to help you get them right.

Sign up and track your progress at – http://www.HowFittoday.co.uk and you’ll receive email updates too.

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