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Jo

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

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Mental Health Conditions Low mood or changes in mood Fatigue and tiredness Anxiety Depression Walking and running

Jo’s story

The ups and downs of depression and anxiety can sometimes really stop Jo in her tracks. For Jo, moving more isn’t as simple as just going to the gym. But finding other motivations for getting up and going, whether it’s playing with the grandkids or running after her dog Elsie, has given her a new lease on life and a meaningful reason to be active. Whether it’s a just quick walk or an hour at the park, she always finds herself lifted from where she was before.

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How Jo gets moving

Jo gets moving with the people she loves – and the animals, too! A quick walk to the park or playing in the garden lifts her mood and gets her on her feet. Having Elsie means she also has to walk her and keep her active, even on days when she’s feeling a bit low. This helps her stay active regularly and can even lift her mood just by getting out of the house.

Mental Health Conditions Low mood or changes in mood Fatigue and tiredness Anxiety Depression Walking and running
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Walking and running

Whether you walk at a gentle pace, pick up speed and jog, or go further by running, set your own rhythm and get move in a way that suits you.

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Ways to get moving outdoors

Take in some fresh air while you get active. The outdoors provides a huge variety of ways to get moving and offers a refreshing change of scene.