Exercise and Feel better!
Our surgery has joined with the Bushy Park 5k Run and Royal College of GPs to encourage our patients to run, jog or walk.
We launched our initiative in August and a small group of practice staff and patients have already turned up to run or walk.
Says Dr Subo Emanuel, “exercise can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing the risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It has also shown to reduce risk of developing many long-term (chronic) conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.”
You can either run or walk the 5k! Bonnie Green, Chair of the practice’s Patient Participation Group is supporting this initiative. “I think this is a really good idea. I’m no runner so I’ve walked the 5k along with some of our patients. I really enjoyed it.”
So join us to exercise, improve your wellbeing and socialise. Although the Bushy Park Run takes place every Saturday morning, we are starting off with a monthly group. The next date is the 23rd November. Please let reception know if you would like to join in.
Where to meet: The mobile café near the Diana Fountain Car Park, Bushy Park at 8:40-8:45am for a 9:00 start.