Mahesh

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

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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.

  • Jade

    Jade

    For Jade, being active helps her to manage her arthritis and spend more time playing with her little boy.

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  • Jat

    Jat

    Jat, who lives with asthma, finds free ways to get moving at home that fit around looking after his mum.

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  • Christine

    Christine

    For Christine, keeping her body moving helps her to feel like herself again after her Parkinson's diagnosis. She loves nothing better than expressing herself through dance.

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  • Jagdeep

    Jagdeep

    Jagdeep’s Parkinson’s diagnosis came as a shock, but after some research, he decided to take up boxing.

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  • Phoebe

    Phoebe

    Phoebe was diagnosed with MS, depression and anxiety in 2020, but has been able to manage her conditions with the help of her miniature dachshund, Noodle.

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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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  • Zoe

    Zoe

    After her stroke, Zoe found that being consistent with her exercises helped her to recover and get back to doing the things she loved.

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  • 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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  • Leony

    Leony

    Leony, who lives with arthritis, 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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  • Simon

    Simon

    Simon is determined to not let his diabetes stand in the way of his great love for table-tennis.

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  • Meg

    Meg

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

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  • Phil

    Phil

    After experiencing a stroke and cancer diagnosis, Phil's family encouraged him to use home exercise as motivation for recovery.

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  • Hannah

    Hannah

    For Hannah, one of the key motivators to move more is her partner’s support while living with mental health conditions including depression.

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  • Darren

    Darren

    Darren’s sense of humour has helped him manage living with diabetes and arthritis. This comes in doubly handy when it comes to household chores.

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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 he’s even come up with some inventive ways to play solo ping pong!

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  • Ila

    Ila

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

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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 players living with diabetes.

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  • Krisina

    Krisina

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

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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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  • Meena

    Meena

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

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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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  • Ellie

    Ellie

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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