The pages below provide information about some common types of long term conditions, how exercise can help with the treatment and prevention of these and what kinds of exercise are best for different conditions.
Being active is excellent for your physical health, but there is also lots of evidence to show that it can also significantly help with your mental health too!
Keeping physically active helps to keep the cardiovascular system healthy and when combined with a healthy diet, also helps you to maintain a healthy weight.
Type 2 Diabetes
Keeping active has a number of health benefits for those with, or at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Most importantly, it helps you to control your weight and manage your blood sugar level.
There is lots of evidence that physical activity can help at all stages of the cancer pathway, from pre-treatment to during and after treatment
Having any kind of respiratory disease can be very unpleasant and not being able to breathe properly can often put people off exercising. However, if you have a respiratory disease you shouldn't let this stop you from maintaining an active lifestyle.
Working to make active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life.
The Alzheimers Society - Physical Activity & Exercise
This page explains why being physically active is important for people with dementia. It gives examples of suitable exercises and physical activities for people in different stages of the condition and suggests how much activity is appropriate.
MIND - Physical Activity & your mental health
Information about how physical activity can help your mental health, and tips for choosing an activity that works for you, and how to overcome anything that might stop you from becoming more active.
MS Society - Staying Active
Find out about the benefits of exercise, what kind of exercises you should be doing, and tips for getting started.
Parkinson's - Exercise
Physical activity and exercise is good for you, and it's especially good for you if you have Parkinson's.
Macmillan - Move More
Information for those living with or after cancer. Being physically active is safe and has lots of benefits. Knowing about these can give you the motivation to keep going.