With lockdown easing up, exercise can help your mind and body during these changing times
Government guidance on lockdown is changing, but everybody's circumstances are different – some may be venturing out, while others are erring on the side of caution and continuing to minimise their contact with other people. Whatever your approach is to going out and about, exercise at home, in the garden or further afield has lots of benefits.
Why exercise can help
Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya, consultant psychiatrist and clinical advisor for the Hello Tomo app, has five inspiring facts about the benefits that regular exercise can bring – from better mental health to lowering the risk of dementia. Watch his video to find out more.
Other things to think about
Guidance on lockdown is changing – you can find the latest Government advice here to keep up to date on the situation locally, as it varies from nation to nation.
Also, always consult your GP before you start a new exercise regime, especially if you don't exercise regularly.
Tomo is here to help
Want to make a positive change but don’t know where to start? Tomo is here to help – the mobile app that's your companion in these changing times.
• Tomo helps you select healthy habits, and schedules them on a regular basis: from once a week to once a month. All of Tomo's habits are Covid-19 and social isolation compatible (it even has a reminder to ‘wash your hands’!)
• Tomo is a community: take photos of the healthy things you do and share them anonymously with other users. That way Tomo can help everyone keep going together.
• Tomo is safe and proven to work: it is based on clinical techniques that keep you healthy and happy, and Tomo is delighted to be working with the team at Saga. The app can also help anyone struggling with their mental health in social isolation.
• Tomo is totally free to use for as long as Covid-19 lasts.
Give us a try, download the app here:
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