health and wellbeing

Physical Activity

Being more physically active can reap major benefits to your overall health and wellbeing.

We want to help support everyone across the West of England to make the right choice and become more active. It isn't about donning the lycra and joining a gym or sports club either - just some simple changes in to your daily lifestyle can reap the benefits.

Did you know that physical inactivity is the 4th biggest cause of disease and disability in the Uk?

A number of diseases are currently on the increase and affecting people at an earlier age. They include cancer and diabetes, and conditions like obesity, hypertension and depression. Regular physical activity can help prevent these.

Please take a look at our A to Z of sport if you want to try something new or get back involved after some time off.

If you are experiencing poor mental health, please visit our link above to see what support and opportunities are available to you.

 

Walking

Walking is the easiest, most accessible, cost effective, and enjoyable way for most people to increase their physical activity.

There are plenty of guided walks across the area, take a look at our walking page to find out more.

A group of people walking in the country side

Local opportunities

For many people finding out what is available to take part in across their area, is the hardest thing. Local GP surgeries often a good starting point and many will be able to refer you to a one to one appointment with a health professional who can guide you.

There are lots of online directories and the Wellaware website is a great place to start with a wide range of social and active opportunities. Depending on where you live, there are then more local websites with information on a raft of courses and activities to support your general wellbeing.