Physical Activity

The benefits of physical activity for your physical and mental health are well established. Most of us intend to do more and some of us are not sure where or how to start. Below is a list of some free online resources which may help with this. It was compiled at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic and so has a focus on exercise that can be done at home with little or no equipment.

It is organised under advice specific to common chronic medical conditions, then by specific activity resources and finally a few links for particular groups.  I hope that you find something that is helpful in getting you moving more.

General information on physical activity guidelines and benefits

NHS exercise advice. This page outlines the national guidelines on how much of what type of physical activity is recommended in the UK.

Benefits from Activity website.  A detailed resource with information on the general benefits and those specific to various medical conditions. Advice on how to get started too.