Dr Hawkesford Completes Great Birmingham Run

Congratulations to Dr Marcus Hawkesford for completing the Great Birmingham Run half marathon last weekend!

Even if you don’t feel able to do this level of exercise, any amount of exercise offers great health benefits, reducing your risk of:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Breast and bowel cancer
  • Dementia

Walking or cycling instead of using the car to get around can improve your health, and taking part in sports or exercise will make you even healthier!

Our Social Prescriber, Ms Naeed Akhtar, can help you find an exercise or sports group or session that’s right for you, so why not call Reception today on 0121 628 2345 to request an appointment with her?

If you are thinking about taking up the challenge of running, NHS Couch to 5K is a free, easy way to get started. It’s a running plan designed for anyone of any age, fitness or stamina – particularly good if you’ve never been running before!

Whatever sort of exercise you choose to do, you’re certain to improve your health and feel better for it.