Being active with others has social and mental health benefits, and some people simply find it more fun. Tania has found that her daughter has helped her enjoy being active, whether they’re dancing around to songs they love or getting competitive playing the Wii® at home.
You could also try team sports or group classes to meet new people or try a new activity, like ParkRun. Whether you volunteer, walk, jog or run everyone is welcome and is something that whole families or friendship groups can do together. For Ellie, Mark, and Simon, they all found a different activity that suited them and gave them the social interaction they were looking for.
There are online classes and other group-based activities across England that you may be able to virtually join via your phone, laptop or tablet. Depending on the type of class or activity, some of these may be free, low cost and/or aimed at people starting out. Ask friends and family for recommendations about activities you could try to see if there’s something right for you.
In some instances, there may be an online group or class set up specifically to support people with your condition. These sorts of online environments can provide chances to move in addition to meeting people with similar experiences to you. Visit one of our charity websites by clicking the relevant logo at the bottom of this page to find a community relevant for you.