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."
Alongside health and care partners, we offer a free postural stability exercise programme called Steady Steps.
A selection of physical activity programmes for people with medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active.
Let's Get Moving for our Health
Physical activity can have a positive effect on both physical and mental wellbeing. Building activity into a routine can help you feel good and stay healthy.
How much physical activity should we all be doing?
Find out how much physical activity you should be doing, as well as top tips and activity suggestions!
Our mental and physical wellbeing often come hand in hand. Remember to look after both. Find information on a range of ideas and resources you can use to help your mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Looking for some inspiration on how to get moving a bit more? Look no further...
Your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team
Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team who can provide advice and opportunities to support you to become more active.
Thinking about having a go at walking, running or cycling? It's a great way to get out in your local area and move a little more.
Click here for information on how to be active if you are living with long term health conditions.
The go to place in Leicestershire for pre and post natal physical activity information.
Physical Activity and Covid Recovery
Are you are recovering from COVID-19? You may find you need to adapt your usual physical activity routine.