When we’re struggling, being active can seem daunting, but when we find ways to move that work for us it can have huge benefits for both our mental and physical health. There are lots of little ways we can keep active both at home and outdoors – get started with We Are Undefeatable’s resources below!
Make Your Move
It can be difficult knowing where to start when it comes to getting active. The Make Your Move series is here to help and has ideas on how we can get moving at our own pace at home with the help of experienced instructors.
The videos aim to motivate and support you to be active in a way that works for you. There are different enjoyable activity sessions to try, each lasting around 15 minutes, with the chance to take short breaks throughout.
Five in Five
Five in Five is a customisable mini workout to help us move in whatever way works for you. Pick 5 individual exercises from the exercise library, and do each for one minute at a time. Whether we want to boost energy, unwind, or have a bit of fun, there's a combo to suit everyone.
Small amounts of activity add up. If you want to be more active, visit the We Are Undefeatable website for more inspiration and follow @undefeatable on Twitter.
Move to your Mood
Some days it can be really hard to find the motivation to get moving, especially when you’re living with a long term health condition. We want to support you to increase your confidence to move more, so We Are Undefeatable have teamed up with Gok Wan to show you 3 different physical activity routines, to get you moving no matter how you’re feeling.
Check out the videos here.
My Daily Undefeatable
It can be challenging to maintain a routine when how we feel can change from day to day. My Daily Undefeatable is a Facebook messenger bot that reminds us to do regular check-ins on how we're keeping active and how feeling. The bot asks what motivates us to keep moving and then schedules check-in reminders daily or weekly, helping us get moving in a way that feels good.
Help to get started
Our Get Active page contains more resources and information to help you get active in your own way.
Find support locally
Our Infoline provides information on a range of topics relating to mental health, including help to find physical activity opportunities in your local area.
When struggling with a health condition, getting active means finding ways that work for us. Phoebe talks about the ways that moving more has improved both her mental and physical health, and has really helped her appreciate life and find new interests.
Hannah explains how living with depression for many years often made her feel low and demotivated, but short bursts of movement and getting out of the house with her partner have given her a sense of empowerment and made her feel in control.