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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 Feb 20, 2023

    Struggling with motivation to get fit?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Staying motivated to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle can be challenging, particularly in the colder months when snuggling up on the couch with comfort food might seem far more appealing than donning a pair of running shoes and going out for a jog.

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  • Posted Jan 19, 2023

    Simple lifestyle changes for a healthier you

    By LiveWell Dorset

    The winter months can often be when we feel at our unhealthiest. The lack of natural sunlight along with the excesses of the festive season can sometimes take its toll on our mental and physical wellbeing.

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  • Posted Jan 11, 2023

    How to beat the winter blues

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Once the festivities of Christmas and New Year have passed, we can often find ourselves yearning for the warmer, longer, lighter days of spring and summer

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  • Posted Dec 12, 2022

    How to make exercise a habit

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, or a pledge to get in shape before a big event, we can have the best intentions of exercising more frequently, but often don’t follow through with these intentions.

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  • Posted Nov 15, 2022

    Why is Movember important to Men’s Mental Health?

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Figures from Cancer Research UK reveal that one man dies from prostate cancer every 45 minutes meaning 12,000 men die from the disease each year. 65 men die from testicular cancer every year, while suicide is still the biggest killer of men under 50.

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  • Posted Nov 14, 2022

    How to support men’s mental health

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Poor mental health can affect men at any age. With statistics showing that suicide is still the biggest killer of men under 50, it’s more important than ever to support the men around us and their mental health.

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  • Posted Sep 23, 2022

    Men’s health tips

    By LiveWell Dorset

    This November marks the return of Men’s Health Awareness Month which is aimed at raising awareness of health issues and encouraging men to take control of their own health, be it physical, mental or emotional.

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  • Posted Sep 16, 2022

    Exercising in the cold weather - how to stay active as it gets colder

    By LiveWell Dorset

    This summer saw plenty of hot days in Dorset, meaning exercise regimes possibly fell by the wayside in exchange for BBQs, al fresco wining and dining, and lazy weekends doing very little due to the excessive heat.

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  • Posted Jul 21, 2022

    Walking benefits for mental health

    By LiveWell Dorset

    You’re probably aware that regular exercise is important for your physical health, but do you know about the benefits a simple stroll can have for your mental wellbeing?

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  • 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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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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When you register with LiveWell Dorset, we ask you some questions about you and your health (how much you smoke, how active you are, how much you drink and how much you weigh). We store that information and use it to shape our service offer to you – such as the advice we give or the extra services we connect you to. The only people who will see this information will be those involved in the delivery of the service and management of the data. If you would like to use extra services (such as slimming clubs and pharmacies) we have to share this information with them. For us to be able to put you in touch with these services, we must have your consent to share that information with the service (we’ll ask for that later, when if you sign up for extra services).

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