The Benefits of Being Active After Brain Injury

“Make sure you eat your five-a-day. Get plenty of exercise. Don’t drink too much” – Messages encouraging us to live healthier lifestyles are everywhere these days – and understandably so. The benefits are clear, but whilst we can control what we eat and drink, is it always that easy to get regular exercise when living with a brain injury?


Headway UK has lots of helpful resources that explore ways in which people can become more active following a brain injury, and how it improves individuals’ lives: Fit for purpose: The benefits of being active after brain injury | Headway.

For those who may struggle with outdoors exercise, the NHS has produced an excellent guide on how to be more active at home, by taking Small Steps to Feeling Good.

Tuesday night Quiz

To tie in with ‘Move More March’, Headway Tyneside held a quiz at our Tuesday night group at Walkergate Park, with rounds based on sports, health and well-being. The winning team was presented with a basket of fruit!

Headway Tyneside Group Walk

As ‘Move More March’ drew to a close, we invited our members to join us for a triumphant lap around Churchill Track to finish in style. Unfortunately this springtime stroll was rather soggy to say the least! Well done to everyone who braved the elements. You all thoroughly deserved your visit to the coffee shop afterwards to warm up!

Walking football

Our walking football group took place as usual every week through March, offering members a fun, safe, and inclusive way to stay active. We usually play across half of the pitch, but in recent weeks we are seeing lots of new faces at the group – it has been brilliant to use the full pitch for 7-a-side games!

We always welcome new members, if you would like to give it a try or find out more, please get in touch – email or phone Ellie North: /  07725 232527.