Our Get Moving campaign showcases the wide range of opportunities and help available locally to help you get moving and stay active. Being active reduces the risk of suffering serious health conditions, improves the chance of living a longer and healthier life and can improve mental health.
Adults should have 150 minutes moderate activity a week – that does not need to be two-and-a-half hours of sport. Just walking briskly for 10 minutes counts towards it. In fact, all activity that raises your heart-rate counts, including things like gardening, walking or playing with children in the park.
Anyone can get moving and be more physically active. Many people find that building activity into their daily routine, such as getting to and from work or school, is a good way of getting enough exercise; and the council provides lots of support to help people start cycling or walking. Sports facilities are available across the borough, with sessions aimed at people of all different levels of fitness and ability, and free outdoor gym equipment is available in many parks.