Have you joined the Coventry Health Challenge?

What is the Coventry Health Challenge? Most of us know that it is important to our health and well-being to eat well, stay active (physically and mentally), give up smoking, cut down on drinking and make sure you get things like the flu jab.
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This has become especially important in 2020 because of Covid-19.  It is even more important to those people in our communities who we now know are more vulnerable because of their age, their ethnicity, because they have a long-term health condition or they may be obese.  To give yourself the best possible resistance against Covid-19 and other future life threatening illnesses you need to be as fit and healthy as you possibly can.

Even making small changes can help you lose weight and improve your body’s ability to fight serious illness, like Covid-19. If you are overweight it makes it harder for your lungs to circulate oxygen around your body.  This means your body has to work even harder to fight diseases like cancer, heart disease and Covid-19.

Having a long-term health condition doesn’t have to hold you back, small amounts of gentle exercise add up. Whether that’s walking your dog or using Coventry’s parks and walking routes, we can all be active.

Improving your health will have a significant impact on your long-term physical and mental well-being and could reduce the risk of a more serious illness as a result of the virus.

When it comes to exercise it is important to find something you enjoy – the more time you spend doing it, the greater the health benefits.

To find out more information and to download resources go to the website

 

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