Whether you're dancing whilst doing the washing up or practicing your keepy-uppies, it all adds up. Living with a health condition can make getting active challenging and it's ok if you're not up to it today - tomorrow is another day. It's perfectly okay to feel like being active is a big commitment or something that didn't feel like it was for you.
Ultimately, being active is about finding what works for you. You can start small, and you don't have to get moving when you don't feel up to it.
We Are Undefeatable aims to support people to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that their condition allows.
Make the most out of your good days
Each day, listen to your body and do what feels comfortable to you.
Make the most of your good days. On your not-so-good days, you may need to do less. Small amounts of activity all add up.
Find activities you enjoy
There is no one-size-fits-all solution, in fact, there are many, many ways to be active, including some that people may not realise actually count. Try a few activities until you find the right thing for you and your health condition.
Doing something you actually like means you're far more likely to keep doing it. Moving more with friends, family members, and others can also help make things more fun.
Start slowly and build up
Don't expect to see big differences overnight. Even small changes can have an impact on your health.
For some people, aiming for ten minute bouts of activity can help them get started.
5 in 5 mini workout
Introducing Five in Five: a completely customisable mini-workout.
It's been designed it to be as flexible as possible, to help you get moving in whatever way works for you that day.
How it works...
Doing Five in Five is simple:
- Choose 5 activities from downloadable booklet of accessible exercises
- Do each activity for 1 minute at a time, for a total of a 5 minute mini-workout
It's that easy!
My Daily Undefeatable
My Daily Undefeatable is designed to support you on your way to becoming more active, whatever that looks like to you. It's a simple daily check in about how you feel when you get moving.
It can be challenging to maintain a routine when how you feel can change from day to day. To help keep you motivated,
schedule a check in with the new 'My Daily Undefeatable' Facebook messenger chat bot to help you get moving in a way that works for you. Head to their Facebook Page.
The check in involves just three questions:
- How did you move today, big or small?
- How did that activity make you feel?
- How might you move tomorrow?
This is not a fitness challenge or traditional activity plan. Instead, it's a way to celebrate the little victories and encourage you to keep going when times get tough.
Why not join in the campaign and share your story:
Make your move
However you choose to make your move, it's all good for your health and wellbeing. Try building movement into your day by doing things like taking the stairs and walking more. Take a look at our "Make Your Move" pages for more ideas.
Or why not try out different activities, like swimming, cycling, pilates, or using a free app. You can find more inspiration local to you on our Get Active activity finder.
The campaign is led by 15 of the major health and social care charities and is backed by expertise, insight and significant National Lottery funding from Sport England, the organisation behind the award-winning This Girl Can campaign.
You may find further advice and information on specific conditions by clicking on the links below.