Get active in Bulwell

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Now is a good time to adopt some new life strategies, whatever your age.

Good Health and Well Being is in my opinion the key to improving your life’s expectancy, the quality of your life and the way you look and the way you feel about yourself and others.

The secret is getting out more and keeping active within the limitations of your health conditions.

If being active (exercise) was a pill then it would be much sought after because it would be one of the most cost effective drugs ever to be invented.

So health specialists encourage everyone -no matter what their age- to build some kind of physical activity into their lives.

So in 2014 I would urge you to commit to improving your health and well-being by getting out more and being active and adopt these 5 ways to well-being:

1.Connect - With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.

2.Be Active - Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good.

3.Take Notice - Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends.

3.Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters.

4. Keep Learning - Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

5.Give - Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Bill Blackamore

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