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Your child may need equipment, an adaptation or professional advice to assist them with day-to-day living and to maximise their independence in their own homes.

Exercise and study

It's important to find time to exercise, particularly during exams when all you seem to do is sit at your desk and work all day (and often into the night). Why should students exercise? Not only is exercise good for your overall health and fitness, but…

Exercise as you get older

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They're paying a…

Exercise in pregnancy

The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth. Keep up your…

Exercises for back pain

The best way to deal with back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise. The advice given 20 years ago was to rest, but research has shown that inactivity only makes things worse. Staying active means continuing with regular day-to-day activities to avoid becoming sedentary. Examples…

Exercises for sciatica

Some simple exercises and stretches you can do at home can help ease pain from sciatica (pain in your buttocks, legs and feet) and improve your strength and flexibility. Aim to do these exercises every day, along with other activities like walking, swimming or yoga. Your…

Exercises for strong bones

Find out the best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for your age, level of fitness and bone strength. All forms of physical activity will help keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Check out the government's physical activity…

Exercising in winter

As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you may be tempted to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate. Don't! Stay active throughout autumn and winter to beat those seasonal blues and feel on top of the world. If you're short on ideas for getting…

Existing health problems

Long-term conditions and pregnancy Pregnancy puts a strain on your body, and the state of your health before you get pregnant can affect how well you are throughout your pregnancy. It can also have an impact on your baby's wellbeing. If you have a long-term…

Eye health tips for older people

Because our eyesight changes as we get older, almost all of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time we're 65. If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, there's a better chance your sight will remain…
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