Be physically active

Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing by:

  • raising your self-esteem
  • helping you to set goals or challenges and achieve them
  • causing chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood

Find out more about getting active

Do

  • find free activities to help you get fit
  • if you have a disability or long-term health condition, find out about getting active with a disability
  • start running with our couch to 5k podcasts
  • find out how to start swimming, cycling or dancing
  • find out about getting started with exercise

Don’t

  • do not feel that you have to spend hours in a gym. It’s best to find activities you enjoy and make them a part of your life

Resources

Be Active Planner