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December 11, 2018

Every day in January we’ll promote a different benefit of physical activity.  That’s 31 of them!

 "For if physical activity was a pill , every doctor in the land would prescribe it every day."

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If you have a health condition and are using physical activity to help with this, we would love to hear from you, please engage with us on social media or send us your story joanna.coleman@cumbria.gov.uk 

Campaign calender:

Date Focus Resource

Jan 1st 

Help you maintain a Healthy Weight 

 Cumbria Healthy Weight Declaration

NHS Healthy Weight 

Top Tips to Move More

Jan 2nd

Reduce risk of stroke by 25%

Stroke Association - Exercise & Stroke 

Being Active after a Stroke

Jan 3rd

Lower Blood Pressure

BP UK - Helping lower blood pressure

Jan 4th

Keep bones healthy

NHS UK - Exercises for strong bones

Jan 5th

Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes.co.uk - Diabetes & Exercise

Jan 6th

Lower Cholestrol

NHS UK - Cholestrol control

Being Active with Heart Disease

Jan 7th

Improve back pain

NHS UK - Lower back pain exercises 

Jan 8th

Reduce depression

NHS UK - Exercise for depression

MIND - Physical Activity, Sport & Exercise

Jan 9th

Lower anxiety

Anxiety UK - Physical exercise & anxiety

Jan 10th

Manage stress

NHS UK - Reduce stress

Jan 11th

Prevent falls

NHS UK - Chair based pilates video

Jan 12th

Manage arthritus

NHS UK - Arthritis video

Being Active with Arthritus

Jan 13th

Improve sleep

NHS UK - Beat insomnia 

Jan 14th

Increase energy

NHS UK - Fight Fatigue

Jan 15th

Make new friends

Walking for Health - Video

Jan 16th

Increase life expectancy

Active Cumbria - Find an Activity

Jan 17th

Improve immunity

Research - how to improve your immunity

Jan 18th

Manage asthma

Asthma UK - Exercise & activities

Jan 19th

Improve pregnancy health

NHS UK - Pregnancy & exercise

Jan 20th

Slow the ageing process

NHS UK - Exercise as you get older 

Jan 21st

Reduce cancer risk

Macmillan - Keeping active

Being Active with Cancer

Jan 22nd

Enhance brain functioning

Research - Exercise & the brain

Jan 23rd

Reduce risk of dementia

Alzheimers UK - Exercise

Jan 24th

Improve sex life & relationships

NHS UK - Benefits of exercise

Jan 25th

Maintain independence

Age UK - Health, wellbeing & fitness

Jan 26th

Increase confidence

Mind - how to increase self esteem

Jan 27th

Reduce cravings

Smokefree - Fight cravings with exercise

Jan 28th

Increase flexibility

NHS UK - How to improve strength & flexibility

Jan 29th  

Improve school attainment

Active Cumbria - 100 Mile Challenge

Jan 30th

Reduce sick days off work

NICE Guidance - Physical Activity at work

Jan 31st

Put the fun back into life!

 13 ways to make exercise fun!

Find Your Activity

Walking for Health in your area

There are 12 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.


Physical Activity Benefits for Adults & Older Adults Infographic 



Physical Activity for Disabled Adults Infographic 



Love Activity, Hate Exercise: Overcoming Your Barriers 



Getting Active

Stories from people with Long Term Health Conditions