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Prescribing Physical Activity

Making physical activity a routine part of clinical care


There is lots of research that shows why physical activity has fantastic benefits to mental health. When we exercise the body releases cortisol, these can help to reduce stress levels and make our problems seem more manageable. Exercise will can help patients to feel more tired at the end of the day which in turn should lead to better sleep. When exercising endorphins are released that can help to lift your mood and give you more energy.

Mind have created a wealth of resources to help you support and advise patients on how to introduce exercising into their daily living in a way that works for them.

For more information on mental health and physical activity, click the link below:


Age UK

Age UK are a National registered charity and have been in operation for many years. They provide support and advice on a whol...
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Alzheimer’s Society

Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia. Taking regular ...
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Asthma UK

Having asthma doesn’t have to hold patients back. Asthma UK have tips and advice that can help patients get active and feel...
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Breast Cancer Now

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after breast cancer treatment can have many health benefits. It can help ...
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British Heart Foundation

Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. Patients can reduce their risk of heart and circulatory disease ...
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British Lung Foundation

If patients have a lung condition, being active can help to improve their quality of life and help to manage their condition....
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