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Exercise is a vital way of improving both our physical and mental health. It is also crucial to anybody wishing to lose weight.
Once you have found a form of exercise you enjoy, do it:
Exercising can be difficult for a variety of reasons but often regardless of age and mobility there are ways of doing some. Even small amounts can be important. The NHS Website provides some helpful tips and ideas of exercising.
There are a great many activities which can be undertaken in and around the Totnes area. In addition to the great many walks and cycling opportunities, below are links to local business, health clubs or sporting teams which offer a wide variety of exercise opportunity.
The Healthy Lifestyles Team can help you - call them on 0300 4561006 (local rate) for a personalised assessment.
Public Health England has launched a major new adult health campaign to seize the opportunity for a national reset moment.
COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health.
Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of years and modern life doesn’t always make it easy. This extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19. By reducing your weight within a healthy range, you can help cut your risk of being critically ill with COVID-19.
Foxhole Community Garden is a resource for the local community and a place to offer therapeutic gardening sessions and gardening sessions for families.
Organised creative walks in nature.
Fancy getting fit but not really the 'sporty' type? Check this out.....
Walk your way to health! Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It's easier than you think to fit into your day!
Join us and walk your way to better health! Paignton, Brixham and Torquay. All ages and abilities are welcome. Find the right walk for you and just turn up!
Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos in our Aerobics, Strength and Resistance, Pilates and Yoga categories. The workouts have been created by fitness experts and range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Including videos designed for people with struggling with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Back Pain and Knee Pain.
Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
A 10-week exercise referral programme supervised by fully qualified exercise professionals. Just ask our Nurses or GPs to refer you!
5K - Every Saturday, 9am at Clennon Valley Sports Centre in Goodrington. Take it at your own pace. And it's FREE!
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit
The Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks.
Want to know where to walk or know how long a walk you do regularly is? Do you want to find someone to walk with? All of this is possible and more...come on in!
Benefits of exercise, 5 minute workout, 12 week fitness plam, 10 minute workouts, pain after exercise, choosing trainers and lots more...
Physical activity is any activity that you may do that helps to improve or maintain your physical fitness as well as your health in general.
Find an exercise class for adults in South Devon. Our listing provides details of classes in a variety of formats: aerobics, 'buggy fit', circuit training, zumba and more.
Explore the excellent facilities at Torbay Leisure Centre and consider what activities might work best for you.
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If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.