24th Nov, 2020

Silhillians urged to enjoy the Great Outdoors to boost mood

Ross Crawford 22nd Nov, 2020

EXERCISE will not only make you feel better but look better – that’s the message from the Leader of Solihull Borough Council.

In his weekly newsletter Councillor Ian Courts was referring to recent research from the borough’s chief medical officer extolling the virtues of the Great Outdoors.

He said: “The evidence suggests that regular physical activity can help our mental health, improve our immune response and stop us adding ‘timber’.

“If nothing else, for those now working from home, going outside will offer a welcome change of scene.

“Even a 10-minute walk or bike ride around the neighbourhood, a few strength exercises such as squats or sit ups can improve our mood.”

He added that Silhillians are lucky having Green Flag parks, woods and open spaces within the borough to enjoy.

“More planting has taken place through our wonderful Wildlife Ways project,” he said.

“The pond at Langley Hall Park is currently getting some much needed love and care to help encourage more plant species and 11 of our woodlands will benefit from additional work over winter too.”

He added it was also important that people took part in the borough cycling and walking proposals.

“These ambitions are baked into our local plan and the associated masterplan,” he said.

Residents have until December 14.

For more information click https://www.solihull.gov.uk/lpr

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