I've been advised to be active for my health

Here you will find a range of information to support you in getting active for health reasons.

One in 3 adults in England live with a long-term health condition and they are twice as likely to be amongst the least physically active. However, evidence shows that regular physical activity can help prevent or manage many common conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. It also helps keep symptoms under control, prevent additional conditions from developing, and reduce inequalities.

"If physical activity were a drug, we would refer to it as a miracle cure, due to the great many illnesses it can prevent and help treat."

Physical activity is safe, even for people living with symptoms of multiple long term health conditions. Regular physical activity, in combination with standard medical care, has an important role in the management and prevention of many long term health conditions.

Several condition specific physical activity programmes are available in the community for people who require additional support and guidance. These include:

For information about any of these schemes, click here to contact your local physical activity service and complete their short contact form.

Physical Activity and COVID Recovery

Are you are recovering from COVID-19? You may find you need to adapt your usual physical activity routine.

If you are recovering from COVID-19, you may find you need to adapt your usual physical activity routine. It is important to build your activity levels back up over a period of time.

The following guides will help inform you of what to expect when starting physical activity again as well as some great tips on how to get started.

Remember, It is important that you take part in an activity that is at the appropriate level for yourself. If you're unsure about your ability, it might be wise to start gradually and build up. This page is designed to provide information but should not be used instead of any recommendation you have received from a qualified medical professional.