Meg

Meg fits in little moments of activity into her daily life with Type 2 diabetes.

Our Stories

See how some people with health conditions have found ways to get moving, as well as ideas on how you can make getting active work for you.

  • Mark

    Mark

    Mark has discovered new ways to keep enjoying the active lifestyle he led before his MS diagnosis.

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  • Darlaine

    Darlaine

    Darlaine has managed to get active whilst living with breast cancer thanks to the support of her sister and their shared sense of humour.

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  • John

    John

    John was determined to do something for himself and his friends also diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and so they created their own walking football team for people with Parkinson’s and stroke survivors.

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  • Leony

    Leony

    Leony found a new lease of life after her surgery, and is determined to make the most of her two new knees.

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  • Phil

    Phil

    Phil has coped with a number of setbacks with the support of his family encouraging him to use home exercise as his motivation for recovery.

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  • Mahesh

    Mahesh

    Mahesh has recently turned to online yoga to help manage some of the symptoms of his conditions.

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  • Darren

    Darren

    Darren’s sense of humour has helped him manage his symptoms for a while. And during COVID-19, it has become doubly handy.

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  • Linda

    Linda

    Linda has to more than just navigate the ins and outs of living with arthritis; she has to help her husband manage his conditions as well.

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  • Tommy

    Tommy

    Tommy has gotten creative with how he keeps moving around the home to help keep the “black dog” of dementia at bay.

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  • Paul

    Paul

    Ever since Paul’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, he’s had to adjust and shift how he keeps moving. And the last few months have been no exception.

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  • Ila

    Ila

    Ila and her daughters all manage a variety of health conditions – and they all lean on each other for support.

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  • Tony

    Tony

    Tony’s cancer can be difficult to navigate, but playing walking football with his team can help.

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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Rebecca’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) led to her discovering dancing and falling in love with it.

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  • Chris

    Chris

    Chris has gone from hiding his Type 1 Diabetes to playing football with an entire team of diabetic players.

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  • Krisina

    Krisina

    On the days she can, Krisina finds ways to run while managing her asthma.

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  • Meena

    Meena

    For Meena, swimming means relieving her arthritis and calming her mind.

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  • Mohan

    Mohan

    Mohan’s family helps him keep moving with his dementia.

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  • Ellie

    Ellie

    Ellie has discovered an entire community of dragon boat paddlers because of her breast cancer.

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  • Simone

    Simone

    After her stroke, Simone had to rethink how she approached moving more.

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  • Heraldo

    Heraldo

    Heraldo has found ways to stretch muscles he didn’t even know he had after his heart surgery.

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  • Tania

    Tania

    Being treated for cancer and managing her depression caused Tania to start thinking about moving more.

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  • Ian

    Ian

    Ian’s home work-outs allow him to stop and start, working around his energy levels and his lung condition.

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  • Julie and Peter

    Julie and Peter

    Peter supports Julie as she lives with Alzheimer’s, including getting both of them out to the park for a run.

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  • Jo

    Jo

    Jo’s depression and fatigue can mean dealing with some not-so-good days, but walking her dog Elsie can help.

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  • Zahoor

    Zahoor

    After being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Zahoor made a point of finding more ways to fit activity into his life.

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  • Hannah

    Hannah

    For Hannah, one of the key motivators to move more is her partner’s support.

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  • Len

    Len

    After his cancer diagnosis, finding little ways to keep on his feet has been all the more important to Len.

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Ways to Move

When it comes to finding ways to move, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Explore the many ways to be active that some people managing health conditions find work for them.

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