Public Health England recommend that adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. Being active is not only good for your physical health, it can also help to improve your mental wellbeing.
Research shows that physical activity can help improve health and wellbeing in many ways.
- Improves your fitness
- Reduces your chances of Type 2 diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and some cancers
- Maintains healthy weight
- Improves sleep
- Reduces your chance of falls
- Reduces your chance of joint and back pain
- Improves mental wellbeing
For more information on intensity of exercise and what activities count towards your 150 minutes per week, visit the NHS website.
NHS Strength and Flexibility
Strength and flexibility exercises can help you to continue performing every day tasks as you age, the NHS has a series of videos that you can follow along to at home.
Freedom Leisure operate three leisure centres in Wealden on behalf of Wealden District Council, these are located in Crowborough, Hailsham and Uckfield. To find out what activities are on in your local centre visit their website.
East Sussex Community Information Service
If you’re looking for a new activity or sports club, you can use the East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS) to search for something in your local area.