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If you've decided that it's time to start getting more active, you might have a few questions you want to ask. Our 'get active' FAQs are designed to help answer those questions, so that you can start your journey to a more active lifestyle with the confidence you need. If you can't find the question or answer you are looking for here, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. They are here to help you get more active!

  • Posted Jun 1, 2022

    Fun group exercise workouts

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Getting up and active with others isn’t just a great way to burn those extra calories, it can make working out more fun and motivational.

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  • Posted Apr 19, 2022

    Group exercise vs individual exercise

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Finding the motivation to exercise is tough, but maintaining a stable workout routine is even tougher. Working out with a buddy or in a crowd could well be your answer to more exciting exercises that keep you on your toes - quite literally!

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  • Posted Jan 10, 2022

    How to stick to your New Year's fitness resolution

    By LiveWell Dorset

    A new year presents new opportunities for us to push ourselves further and reach our goals. Creating a New Year’s resolution can give us a sense of determination to see our goals though and become happier and healthier.

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  • Posted Oct 7, 2021

    Benefits of exercise on mental health

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Being active and getting your body moving can have a real impact on your mental health. Whether you’re experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety, being physically active can help you to feel better and clear your mind from disruptive thoughts.

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  • Posted Sep 14, 2021

    How to motivate yourself to workout

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Deciding that it’s time to make some healthy changes to your lifestyle is the first step, but finding the motivation to implement them and get your body moving can be challenging.

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  • Posted Jun 17, 2021

    How much exercise should you do a day?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    As adults we should be exercising daily in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But just how much exercise should you do a day and during the week?

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  • Posted Apr 22, 2021

    How to exercise when you have no time

    By LiveWell Dorset

    It’s easy to find excuses not to exercise, but as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, now is a great time to make a fresh start.

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  • Posted Mar 11, 2021

    Why is exercise important?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Gearing ourselves up to get active isn’t always easy, but we can try to motivate ourselves by acknowledging all of the benefits it has for us.

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  • Posted Jan 14, 2021

    Easy at home workouts

    By LiveWell Dorset

    You don’t need fancy equipment to get active and you certainly don’t need a gym membership. All you really need is a positive mindset, a clear space and some comfy clothes to workout in.

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  • Posted Dec 14, 2020

    How to Get Fit for Beginners

    By LiveWell Dorset

    The hardest part about getting fit is knowing where to start. If you are a beginner, you might not be familiar with the types of workouts that are out there or may be feeling apprehensive about trying something new.

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  • Posted Oct 16, 2020

    How to keep fit at home

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Don’t have a gym membership? No problem! You can get active from the comfort of your home and achieve the same results that you would in a gym; all you need is a healthy mix of dedication and motivation.

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  • Posted Mar 11, 2020

    What is the best Exercise to Lose Weight?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Aside from dieting, exercising is one of the most common strategies employed by those trying to lose weight.

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How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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