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If you would like help with Stopping Smoking there are free services available locally - click here  http://www.helpmequit.wales/quit-now/

or Text: HMQ to 80818 (to get a call-back), or Freephone  08000852219   for more information or ask any staff to be referred.

Alternatively ask in Boots or Morrisons Pharmacies in Aberystwyth or Borth Pharmacy where this service is also provided free of charge.

Wellbeing & Physical Activity

The benefits of increasing Physical activity are huge:

50% lowering risk of developing Diabetes

35% lowering risk of developing Heart disease

65% lowering risk of fracture

25% lowering risk of arthritis and back pain

20% lowering risk of developing cancers

30% lowering symptoms of anxiety and depression

See this excellent link for more information and advice on exercises:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercise-health-benefits/

Suggestions for how to increase physical activity -easy low impact exercises for all ages

https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/get-help/advice-and-support/easy-exercises-to-do-at-home

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/easy-low-impact-exercises/

https://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk/llt-home-exercise-booklets/

go4life american site for low level exercises for older people

For more moderate exercises

Useful Apps

Active10

Health tracker

Couch to 5k

Local initiatives

Parkrun - register on line first, come along to Plascrug park (town gate end) for 9am start every Saturday morning.  There's always a walking group as well as the range of runners, you might recognise some of us there!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/aberystwyth/

Walking for Health

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/get-walking/walk-us/health-walks-wales-and-scotland



 
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