Physical exercise has been proven to have a beneficial effect on people’s physical and mental health and people who regularly exercise have a lower risk of developing many long-term health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, strokes, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancers. If exercise was a tablet, we would prescribe it to all our patients.
We are pleased to announce that Monkseaton Medical and Bridge Medical have linked up with the Whitley Bay Parkrun team to become official Parkrun practices. Park runs are free weekly 5k events across the country, organised by volunteers. It is important to note that this is not a race, and you can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate – simply put, take part in any way that suits you. This is an inclusive event and open to all including those who are inactive or who have health conditions.
If you think this is something that may be beneficial for you and your health, you can find out more information about the Parkrun and how to sign up here.
You can also discuss this with your GP or health care practitioner at your appointment.