My Health & Wellbeing

Exercise

Becoming more active

This page aims to give you information, and signpost you to useful national and local resources to help you maintain a more active lifestyle



The importance of exercise

Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.

Research also shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Getting out for a regular walk, digging over an allotment, taking the family to the park- these all count towards your ‘active minutes’. 

Adults should aim for 150 minutes (2.5 hours per week); children need to be active for at least 60 minutes every day. 



Picture sourced from Public Health England

Helpful links for active living

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