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Active Lifestyles

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Working alongside our partners, we here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport want to provide physical activity opportunities to encourage people to move more often. Take a look at our 'Active Lifestyles' booklet, providing local physical activity and health opportunities and links.

Being healthy generally means taking care of your body by choosing a range of healthy lifestyle choices. Though being and staying healthy can seem like a challenge, the information and links provided below can help you to assess your current health and help you make improvements towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Use our A-Z of Physical Activity to find more information regarding health and wellbeing including weight management, mental health and smoking cessation.

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How much physical activity should you be doing?

To stay healthy it's recommended you do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity every week. There are guidelines on the amount of physical activity we should be doing throughout our lifecourse.

Top tips to get your 150 minutes

  • Start small – you don't have to do your 150 minutes in one sitting. Break it down into 10 minute sessions throughout the day.
  • Be realistic – if you currently only do 10 minutes of exercise per week, start with a goal of 30 minutes, and build it up as you find it easier.
  • Make exercise part of your day – walk to work instead of taking the car. Plan gym sessions for the same time each week so that they become routine but don't worry if you miss a day, just make it up the next day.
  • Keep moving – everyday activities still count so take the stairs instead of the lift. Suggest a walking meeting if its less formal. All of our exercises of the week featured above can be performed at your desk.
  • Don't go it alone – everyone benefits from being active so get your friends and family involved. Go to the gym with your colleagues at lunch or walk the dog with your partner after work.
  • Get plenty of variety – Pick a different activity to try each month. You'll soon find one you love.
  • Set reminders – leave your trainers by the door or put post it notes on the cereal box.
  • Reward yourself – when you achieve 150 minutes, 4 weeks in a row, book yourself a massage or buy a new book. Recognise your hard work.

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    Age UK L&R
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Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Sport England
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
  • Loughborough University
    Blaby District Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
  • Melton Borough Council