Get moving

Move more, sit less, every day – it’s easier than you think

Moving more in everyday life and being more active help boosts our energy, fitness and wellbeing and can also help reduce our risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and some cancers.

A great way to start moving more is to break up long periods of sitting. The key is to start small and build up gradually at your own pace. Being active means getting your heart rate up, breathing faster and feeling warmer. Doing something is better than nothing, but the more you do, the more you benefit. Every minute counts, so make a start today – it’s never too late!

 

Build activity into your daily routine – it’s easier than you think.

  • Walk, cycle or swim – either on your own or with friends or family.
  • Take the stairs or walk for short distances instead of using the car or public transport.
  • Cleaning, carrying the shopping and gardening all count too and are good for building strength.
 

Help the kids to move more too

Playing inside and outside is a great way to get your little ones moving. Activities like jumping and climbing all count, as do dancing, biking and walking. Playing with your child also means you spend fun time together and gets you moving more too!
 

Get help to get started and keep going

Choose activities that are easy, fun and suit you. That way, you’re more likely to keep doing it!
 
Visit Greenwich Get Active for ideas and support for a whole range of local activities, whatever your age or ability. You can also talk to a friendly, local advisor if you need some help to get started and keep going.
 

There are digital tools available to make moving more enjoyable. Public Health England (PHE) have a Couch to 5k app which helps you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks, and ‘Our Parks’ Couch to Fitness is an at-home exercise plan for beginners, with 3 videos a week.

You can also get more information about local services through the Greenwich Community Directory.

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