Leading an active lifestyle is good for your body, mind, and health, and there are lots of easy ways to get moving. Adults who can make physical activity part of their daily routines are healthier and less likely to develop chronic conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, in later life. Being active can help our mental health too, by making us feel happier, improving our sleep, and reducing stress and anxiety.
There are lots of ways to be active, and it's important to find an activity that works for you and your lifestyle.
Whilst the government guidelines suggest adults should be doing 150 minutes of moderate activity (intense enough to increase heart and breathing rates) a week, the biggest improvements to our health are made when we go from doing nothing to doing a little bit of activity.
However you choose to be active, try building movement into your day by doing things like taking the stairs and walking more where you can. Remember that every minute counts and some is good, but more is even better!
Or why not try something new, like swimming, cycling, Pilates, or using a free app. You can find plenty of inspiration local to you on our Get Active activity finder.
Disability and Inclusive Sport & Activity
We are committed to equality in sport and getting more disabled people involved in sport and physical activity. We work with a variety of partners to ensure equality is at the heart of all sport and physical provision across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
When it comes to exercise, disabled people have pretty much the same options – everything from simply getting out a bit more to playing team sports.
There are local school programmes in place to ensure that young people with a disability are included within curriculum PE and are accessing additional opportunities such as the School Games and Daily Boost.
Within your community, there are opportunities to access including local clubs and groups to try a range of different sports and activities.
If you are looking for more information and opportunities to get involved in disability sport and activity you can contact us here at Active Together or contact your local Sport & Physical Activity Team to find out more about your local opportunities.