We Are Undefeatable
We are making a big noise about getting more active this February, as part of the We Are Undefeatable campaign.
1 in 3 people live with at least one long-term health condition and these numbers are rising.
You are twice as likely to be inactive if you have a long-term health condition, however being active can help to manage over 20 long-term conditions such as COPD and asthma.
For the first time ever, 15 leading health and social care charities, backed by National Lottery funding from Sport England, are launching a national campaign to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to be active.
You can get active in many ways. You can increase everyday activities like walking or gardening, join a class, take part in a pulmonary rehabilitation course, or take up sports and activities like yoga, dancing and tai chi.
If you aren’t currently active and you would like support, you can find out more about we can help you through our specialist support service, Active Steps. Eamon took part in the programme and it gave him new hope.
"It's almost like you've oiled all the joints and you've stretched everything out. Then you can do things."
Ian lives with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It means that his lungs work at 45% the capacity of a healthy person's. He may get short of breath, but his home work-outs help him keep up his fitness and manage his lung condition.
"Knowing that running is doing something to help my condition makes me feel really happy."
Krisina was diagnosed with asthma in 2012 but has used running to strengthen her body and her mind. Some days, her asthma prevents her from running, but she always has to confidence to get back out there the next day.
To watch more stories from people living with a health condition, visit the We Are Undefeatable website.