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Keeping fit

cyclingThere are many health benefits of keeping fit. Regular exercise helps you:

  • reduce your risk of major illness
  • increase your energy and concentration levels
  • combat anxiety and depression
  • increase your self-confidence
  • get a better quality of sleep

To find out more about the benefits of exercise, visit the NHS Live Well website.

Where do I start?

There are many options available. You may decide to:

For more ideas visit the NHS Live Well page on exercise: getting started.

What exercise can I do for free?

If you are worried about the cost of exercise, there are activities you can do for free such walking, jogging and cycling. Visit NHS choices’ Get fit for free web page for more ideas.

Where can I find out more about keeping fit and lifestyle changes?

Visit our health webpages for information and advice about healthy weight, smoking, alcohol, emotional wellbeing and more.

NHS Live Well website

Change 4 life website – eat well, move more and live longer

Age Uk website – keeping fit

British Heart Foundation - staying active