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'Beat the January blues by getting active'
10:00am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
Keighley people are being urged to get active to beat the January blues.
Regional health chiefs say physical exercise is ideal for lifting the mood during the traditionally gloomy time of year.
“Exercise has been proven to combat depression, and when it comes to getting active, it really is true that every little helps,” said Andrew Clark, acting regional director of public health for NHS Yorkshire and the Humber.
“Ideally, people should aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, but you don’t have to do it all in one go. Short bursts of activity throughout the day still count.
“It’s easier than you think to get some exercise. You could try building it into your daily routine by walking part of the way to work, or getting down to some early spring cleaning. Anything that gets your heart rate up counts.”