ExHALE (Exercise for Health, Achievement, Lifestyle and Energy).
ExHALE is a support service with valuable online resources open to all members of the University community and beyond, to encourage and provide advice on activity, healthy habits and improved wellbeing.
Becoming more physically active is important for our overall health and wellbeing. Improving your activity habits and increasing your general movement can be beneficial for many things, including your wellbeing, your risk of illness and disease and your energy levels. In this section we have several accessible and inclusive resources for you to tap in to.
Our ExHALE workout videos are suitable for beginners. Try them once or twice a week to improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength and balance. We update these videos with new exercises regularly to keep your training varied and challenging. We have designed these videos to be short and without equipment so that they can be accessible to all and fit around busy routines and additional responsibilities.
- ExHALE cardiovascular workout 2
- ExHALE stretch and flexibility workout
- ExHALE tip sheet - tips and advice for encouraging young children to keep active
Walking for health https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/walking-for-health
Overall health and wellbeing should be a priority for all of us. As well as our physical health, we need to take the time out to work on our mental health and find out the tips and habits that will leave us feeling more positive and improve our mental wellbeing.
Keeping active can be a valuable resource to help maintain good mental health and wellbeing. Use the information below to see how you can use activity to have a positive affect on your overall health and wellness.
- ExHALE tip sheet - how to use physical activity to improve your overall health
- MIND video: https://youtu.be/M4p6TddpHSg
Wellbeing Apps : https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/
Goal setting and positive affirmations can be a vital part of any journey into activity to allow you to track your progress, keep you focused and aid your motivation.
See below for our cheat sheet guide to creating successful goals and then download the ExHALE goals and progress sheet to fill it in with your own personal health and activity goals.
Adding small bursts of activity in your day can be easier than you think and you’d be surprised at how small changes in your daily lifestyle can make a big difference. In our lifestyle section we have designed a short desk exercise video that can be completed at work or study time without having to change clothes or move location. You can also check out our tip sheet to look at ways to easily incorporate more activity into your daily routine.
Increasing our activity level can make us feel more energetic and productive. It can also help to reduce feeling of stress and negativity. Taking small breaks throughout your working or studying day can have a positive impact on your energy levels and overall wellbeing. Try our desk/sitting relief workout to break up your day and improve your health and mood.
You can also take a look at our tip sheet below to see what, alongside activity, can improve our energy and positivity levels. In our additional resources you can explore mindfulness and meditation which can both help to restore feeling of calm and peacefulness.