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Moving more

Being active does not have to take a lot of extra time and is great for the body and mind.  Adults should aim to be active every day. Some is good, more is better still.


Being active doesn’t have to cost

Being active doesn't need to cost anything. Walking is a great way to be more active, and it is free. Check out some local walking routes

There are also lots of free or low cost local activities and sessions available across Staffordshire to help you get active. Search on Staffordshire Connects or the Activity Finder to find out more.


Benefits of moving more

Being active and moving more can lift your mood, prevent disease, help maintain a healthy weight, and promote health and wellbeing.  There are many benefits of being active!  

Being physically inactive has been linked to an increase in a range of conditions including coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, Type2 diabetes, obesity and mental health problems.

It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

If you aren’t very mobile, you can do chair-based exercises. Even moving your arms and legs and wiggling your toes will get your circulation going. 

Tips for moving more as part of a weight loss journey

If your goal is weight loss then it's recommended that physical activity is combined with healthy eating. 

You're never too old to get fit

As we get older it becomes even more important to remain active as this will help us to stay healthy and maintain independence.

NHS physical activity guidelines explain the type and amount of activity that older adults can be doing to improve their health and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Walking is a great way to be more active and it is free.

If you’re worried about falling, you can reduce your risk of having a fall with these useful tips.

Daily living equipment can also help you to get more active. 

Apps and further support

There are an increasing number of health and wellbeing apps available. Use our trusted app finder library to help you search across different areas, such as, keeping active, losing weight, stopping smoking, improving your mental wellbeing, and managing health conditions.

Parkrun is a free and inclusive community event where you can walk, jog, run or volunteer! Parkrun is 5k and it takes place every Saturday at 9am across a number of locations in Staffordshire. For more information, visit the Parkrun website

Check out Free Apps such as Active 10 and Couch to 5K that will help you to move more.

Use Staffordshire Connects to find out about local activities or the Activity Finder.

The NHS have lots of different exercise videos you can try. These include sessions for beginners, strength exercises, pilates and yoga. They even have pilates exercise videos for people with specific health problems, such as back pain.

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