All resources are freely available on the MOVE website
On the website you will find
My Get Active Guide - a step by step guide to help you increase your physical activity
Exercise Videos – muscle strengthening exercises and flexibility exercise that can be completed in your own home
Regular physical activity can have many benefits, these include:
- Increase your ability to do daily activities
- Improve your energy levels, reduce feelings of tiredness and fatigue
- Improve your muscle strength so you can do more
- Reduce breathlessness
- Improve your sleep
- Help control your blood pressure and cholesterol
- Improve your mood, reducing feelings of stress, anxiety and depression
- Improve your blood sugar, controlling and preventing diabetes
- Reduce your risk of falling
- Reduce your risk of infections, may even reduce number of hospital admissions
- Reduce your risk of developing other health conditions – diabetes, heart disease, even some cancers
For whole body health and fitness it is recommend that you complete the following kinds of activities:
- Aerobic Activities
- Muscle Strengthening Activities
- Flexibility Activities
To ensure you exercise safely it is important that you obtain approval from your doctor before embarking on any physical activity programme and follow the guidelines given in the My Get Active Guide (in particular, pages 13 and 22). This booklet will help you to recognise your current level of physical activity and offer suggestions on how to increase your physical activity. It provides detailed information no how to exercise safely, how to monitor exercise intensity and the types of exercises you can complete depending on your current physical ability. The booklet also provides examples of muscle strengthening exercises and flexibility exercises that can be completed in your own home. All exercise videos are freely available on the MOVE website
Please note that you should obtain approval from your doctor before embarking on any physical activity programme.
By using these materials, you agree that Bangor University and the authors will not be responsible for any loss or injury sustained in connection with, or as a result of using the MOVE resources.
Follow the safety advice on page 13 and throughout the booklet to ensure you are exercising safely.