It is worth discussing the overall benefits of exercise with your doctor, specialist nurse or physiotherapists so you can make a decision about how important exercise is to you. When people start to exercise, their confidence that they can continue to be physically active is improved, so you may change your mind about long-term activity if you make a start!
Tips you may wish to share
Try different activities to find something that you enjoy and that works for you.
Make it sociable – being active with family of friends makes it more likely you will continue to be active.
Make activity part of your daily routine
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