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Physical Activity Options

Learn about the importance of physical activity and find information and links to the wide range of physical activity opportunities available within the district.

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Staying Active

Physical inactivity is linked with a growing number of health problems. Overwhelming evidence outlines importance of taking part in regular physical activity to improve or maintain your health & wellbeing.

Physical activities are those that involve movement, raise your heart rate and make you warmer. Activities might include anything from walking, jogging, exercise classes, going to the gym, playing sports, gardening or even completing household chores.

Taking regular physical activity can decrease your risk of developing the following health problems:

  • Coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Some cancers
  • Mental health problems e.g. depression, anxiety and low self-esteem

(Department of Health (DOH), 2011)

If you are currently INACTIVE you can ask your GP or health professional to refer you onto our Exercise Referral Scheme

Your Physical Activity Level

Roughly how much time per week (in minutes) are you physically active?

Walk Together

Walking is a great and FREE way of exercising. Want to walk but don't know where to start? Our local parks have some of the most beautiful scenery across the County. Download the flyers below, try Nordic Walking or come and join us on our led walks in Kirby Muxloe, Glen Parva or Blaby by registering at our Sport Blaby website

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