Lots of people find that getting active and moving more can help them feel more positive and improves their mental health. Evidence shows that increasing our levels of physical activity can help our brains to release ‘feel good’ hormones that can improve how we feel and can calm anxiety too. Being physically active just means sitting down less and moving your body more. There are lots of things you can do to be a bit more active, for example, walking in nature, doing a chair-based exercise class, swimming or yoga. You might find it helpful to connect with like-minded people by exercising with others or maybe you enjoy the calm of exercising alone. However you choose to get active, here at Live Life Better Derbyshire we will work with you to find the approach that is right for you. We know that it can feel really hard to be more active - especially if you are feeling unwell. But we also know that moving your body more can actually increase your energy levels and help you feel more motivated to do the things you enjoy. Increasing your levels of physical activity might sound daunting. But our health improvement advisors are here to help you to take the first steps to moving more. They can help you to choose activities that you enjoy as well as find suitable options that are local to you. 'Mind' have more about the benefit moving more has on your mental wellbeing How to get involved If you'd like to take the first steps towards getting more active then you can complete our online health MOT to see if you are eligible for support. Alternatively, call us on 0800 085 2299 to speak to our team for more information.