Be physically active
Moving matters for your mind. Being physically active is a quick and easy way to boost your mood and supports the health and functioning of your brain. According to some scientists exercising improves how well the brain works and helps keep it in good condition!
Human beings evolved to move, but our modern lifestyles mean many of us are less active than our bodies were designed for. Don’t worry if you aren’t sporty – you don’t need to be! One of the simplest ways of being physically active is to take a brisk walk, or you could dance, get vigorous with the housework, swim or cycle. Whatever you enjoy most.
Aim to be active for at least 30 minutes most days (more if you can). If it’s easier, break it down into small chunks, say 10 minutes at a time. And if you haven’t been very physically active up until now – don’t worry – it’s never too late to get started and build up to the recommended daily amount.