Exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Regular exercise can also boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better.
Being active doesn’t have to mean going to the gym, taking up jogging or wearing Lycra. There are lots of ways to be active – and they don’t need to cost much money.
- Ten Pin Bowling, Swimming and Walking – Awakenings North East
- Circuit Training, Allotment and Garden Construction – See Crisis Skylight Newcastle Timetable
- Walking/Rambling on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays – Newcastle and District CHA & HF Rambling Club
- Easy Walks, Gentle Exercise, Walking Football, Tango Dance – Search, Benwell, Newcastle (services for older people in the west end of Newcastle)
- Green Gym Volunteering; Build Skills and Job Prospects – Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle
- Creating and Maintaining Habitats on Nature Reserves – Northumberland Wildlife Trust
- Painting, Weeding, Creating Ponds, Maintaining Woodland – Bill Quay Farm, Gateshead
- Livestock Volunteering, Horticultural Volunteering: Develop Skills as a Stepping Stone to a Career – Ouseburn Farm
- Recreation and Play (eg Walking, History Trails, Bowling, Tennis, Football, Angling, Cycling, Croquet, Basketball) – Parks in Newcastle upon Tyne