Evidence proves that physical and mental wellbeing are directly linked and regular exercise can have a positive impact on our mental health.

We cannot all run marathons or climb Ben Nevis, but we can all try a little harder to move more and engage with activities that exercise and test our bodies and mind.The NHS suggests that adults aged 19 and over should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as fast walking or cycling, a week. However, if you've been demotivated and you aren't used to exercising, you will need to build up to this.

The cheapest and most accessible exercise is walking. Try a short walk - to the shops, to the bus stop. Build it up slowly. Congratulate yourself when you walk somewhere rather than taking the bus or the car or not going at all.

You can also try stretching. Try a few minutes when you get up and a few minutes before you go to bed. Build this up slowly.

Put your favourite music on and dance! In the kitchen, in your bedroom - you might feel exhausted at first (depending on what type of music you like!) but you'll build up strength and stamina over time.

Find something you enjoy!

If you would like to find out more about what activities are taking part in the city check the links below should be a good place to start 

Sheffield Move More 

Sheffield 50+ activities 

Sheffield International Venues