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Active living

Our vision is to work together to make South Gloucestershire more active every day.

Start active: Supporting all children and young people to have an active start in life.

Active every day: Encouraging all adults to build activity into their everyday lives.

Stay active: Supporting older adults to live longer and more active lives.

Being active and healthy is fun. If we enjoy it, we’re more likely to keep doing it. We should try to be at least moderately active every day and achieve 150 active minutes per week in short bursts or in more structured sessions of about half an hour. Moderate activity means that our breathing and heart rates are a bit faster and we’re warmer than when we are at rest.

Find out about the many benefits of exercise by going to the NHS website.

Activities near you

There are so many opportunities to get active in South Gloucestershire. Walking – including recommended routes and our Walking for Health scheme – is one of the most accessible ways. Or you may be interested in running e.g. joining a group or taking part in parkrun.

We manage and maintain a large number of parks and open spaces including playing fields, sports pitches, community farms and allotments.

There are five Active Lifestyle Centres across South Gloucestershire. These are situated in Yate, Thornbury, Kingswood, Longwell Green and Bradley Stoke. Visit the Active Centres website for information on leisure centres in your area.

Find out more

One You is a national campaign to help us move, eat and sleep well. This site also has information about stress, the effects of smoking and much more. The new Active 10 app is also available to download from this site.

Sport and physical activity have a powerful and positive effect on mental health. Visit the Sport England website to find out more.

Please also have a look at our Top Ten Tips for motivation and change.

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