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Get Active

Are you looking to become more active but don’t know where to start? If Yes you have come to the right place. 

There are lots of people just like you who are now enjoying getting out, having fun and leading more active lives thanks to the classes and activities, we offer throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 

With a range of activities in your local community, including specialist classes for people with medical conditions there has never been a better time to become more active.  Simply call 0141 232 1860 or browse this website and we’ll help you chose the right one for you.  Or you can speak to your health professional to find out which is best for you. 

Choose from our four great options – Live Active, Vitality, Health Walks or General Physical Activity Options - with each offering something different there’s bound to be one which meets your needs. 

What counts as physical activity? 

Physical activity is simply any kind of activity or movement that we do in our day-to-day lives.  It includes a whole range of activities from structured sport and exercise programmes, to dance, housework, gardening and things like walking around the shops.  You don’t need to run a marathon or be a sports star to gain benefits from an active lifestyle; any activity which makes you breathe a bit faster, feel a bit warmer and raises your heart rate can help you to lead a healthier, and even happier, life. 

Your aim is to:

  • build up to being active for 150 minutes spread across the week (for example 30minutes on 5 days of the week) but remember something is better than nothing.  Try to be active daily, start small and build up gradually – just 10minutes at a time provides benefits.
  • Try to move more often and break up the time that you spend sitting down when you can.
  • Take part in activities which make your muscles, joints and bones strong twice per week.  This could be anything which uses your body weight, added weights or resistance, e.g. yoga, carrying groceries, gardening or exercising with weights.

 

MAKE A START TODAY – Its never too late!

 

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