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If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented.
Regular physical activity can boost you mood and reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
But we recognise that changing your routine and exercising regularly can be hard to achieve. The Healthy Lifestyles Team can help you - call them on 0300 4561006 (local rate) for a personalised assessment.
Studies have linked being inactive with being overweight and obese, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and early death. The UK Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines report recommends breaking up long periods of sitting time with activity for just 1 to 2 minutes. Here are some activity ideas for under 5's, young people, adults and older people
Use the tabs at the top of the page to choose a workout from the NHS Fitness Studio's range of online exercise videos. Includes Pilates, Yoga and workouts for pretty much every bit of your body.
Walk your way to health! Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It's easier than you think to fit into your day!
A fantastic local programme to help young people get active, including a personalised one hour programme to help boost your confidence. There is a future after lockdown! Contact Pedro on 07858 335856 or using the online form
Devon has a spectacular array of natural and community resources for getting and staying active and healthy. Explore this site to find fun, healthy and connected ways to get and stay active. The activity finder will find something near you!
Being active is about finding out what works for you. Doing something you actually like means you’re far more likely to keep doing it. And moving more with friends, family members, and others can also help make things more fun. Inspirational stories, digital tools, downloadable resources.
More than just another sports project.... Aiming to support families with children age 5-10 to improve and increase levels of physical fitness. Brought to you by Sport England and Sanctuary Housing. Contact Jordan on 07395 262662 or email@example.com
Fancy getting fit but not really the 'sporty' type? Check this out.....
Meet new friends, have fun and eat fresh food cooked over an open fire in the peaceful and secluded setting of a beautiful ancient orchard. It's free... Contact Dave Jones on 07787 556124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5K - Every Saturday, 9am at Clennon Valley Sports Centre in Goodrington. Take it at your own pace. And it's FREE!
Join us and walk your way to better health! Paignton, Brixham and Torquay. All ages and abilities are welcome. Find the right walk for you and just turn up!
Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos in our Aerobics, Strength and Resistance, Pilates and Yoga categories. The workouts have been created by fitness experts and range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Including videos designed for people with struggling with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Back Pain and Knee Pain.
Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It 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%.
A 10-week exercise referral programme supervised by fully qualified exercise professionals. Just ask our Nurses or GPs to refer you!
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit
The Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks.
Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with? All of this is possible and more...come on in!
Benefits of exercise, 5 minute workout, 12 week fitness plam, 10 minute workouts, pain after exercise, choosing trainers and lots more...
Physical activity is any activity that you may do that helps to improve or maintain your physical fitness as well as your health in general.
Find an exercise class for adults in South Devon. Our listing provides details of classes in a variety of formats: aerobics, 'buggy fit', circuit training, zumba and more.
Explore the excellent facilities at Torbay Leisure Centre and consider what activities might work best for you.
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