It’s time to get active and beat dementia!
Did you know exercise is not only good for our bodies but for our brains too? Regular exercise has shown to improve our brain health as exercise increases the flow of blood to your brain encouraging your brain cells and the connections between them to grow! Exercising regularly also helps improve brain function and reduces cognitive decline. If that isn’t enough to get moving, we don’t know what is!
Starting a new exercise regime can feel daunting so to help you get started we have come up with some top tips to get you fighting fit! Remember to start small, build up at your own pace and find exercises that work for you! One size does not fit all!
Before you start any new exercise regime, please consult a doctor and/or fitness instructor. They can advise how to exercise safely and effectively.
Please ensure you are following the current government guidelines when exercising. No more than two people (unless in an immediate household), keeping a 1.5m distance between each other. Please keep hand sanitisers with you, wear comfortable shoes, keep hydrated and if you need to sneeze or cough please remember to use your elbow and cover your mouth.
A well balanced nutritious diet is essential to fuel your body and training. A balanced diet will help you build muscle and support a healthy mind. They go hand in hand!
Drink plenty of water
Make sure you are regularly drinking water throughout the day, whether you are training or not. Make sure you always have a water bottle close by to quench your thirst.
Catching plenty of Zzz’s? Sleep is essential for recovery and to ensure you have energy and motivation to keep going!
Find exercise activities that interest you! It is important you find exercises to help keep you motivated.
To help keep you motivated it is great to set realistic, achievable goals! Start small and gradually build up as you start to become a fitness fanatic.
It is important to gradually build up your training to avoid injury, burnout or boredom!
Feel free to get in touch with us for more support with your training. We’re with you every step of the way!
And remember, your kilometres make the world of difference to those living with dementia, their families and carers.