Getting Active

Ways To Be Active

There are lots of ways to get moving and fit more activity into your life. Follow the links below to take a look at our ideas and suggestions.

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Getting Active

Take a look at some easy ways to get started fitting activity into your life by following the links below. 

Visit our Try Something Different section for more ideas!

Walking

Walking doesn’t require any special equipment, all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes or trainers, and it can be easily fitted into your daily routine.

You don’t have to go on long walks to reap the benefits either, walking briskly for just 10 minutes a day can have a positive impact on your health.

By joining a walking group, or walking with family and friends it can also be a sociable activity.

Cycling

Less strenuous than most forms of exercise, cycling is a great way to get fit – and have fun!
Getting regular exercise is not just beneficial for your physical wellbeing, it can also have a huge impact on your mental health. Hopping on a bike even for just half an hour will help to relieve the stress and tensions of everyday life.
Not only that, a quick cycle will also boost your energy levels and release endorphins, increasing your overall happiness.

Running

Running is fantastic exercise, and you don’t need much kit to get you started.

You can choose to run alone, or team up with a friend for moral support.

Running regularly can reduce your risk of long-term illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, build strong bones and help keep your weight under control.

It can also boost your mood, and is excellent way to relieve stress. 

Get Active At Home

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Get Active With Your Family

By being active together as a family you’re having a positive impact on everyone’s health and wellbeing, as well as providing your children with good habits for the future.

Whether it’s a walk in the local park, a kick-about in the garden, or a bike ride to the local shop, moving more is good for everyone’s wellbeing, as well as being a wonderful way to enjoy time together as a family.

For Mums to be & New Mums

For most women with an uncomplicated pregnancy, keeping active during pregnancy is safe and has many health benefits.

Benefits of being active during pregnancy include:
  • Helps to control weight gain
  • Helps to reduce high blood pressure problems
  • Helps to prevent Diabetes of Pregnancy
  • Improves fitness
  • Improves sleep
  • Boosts mood

Keeping fit could also help you in labour, and make it easier to get back in shape following the birth.

Looking to get active with a disability, health condition or recently recovered from cancer?