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If movement were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. Being active for 10 minutes a day can add 2 yrs to your life!!! And moving more should not be a stress - walking for as little as 3 minutes has an impact on your health - click here to find out more!
Regular movement can boost you mood and reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Good News - The least active individuals stand to gain the most from a small increase in physical activity!
We recognise that changing your routine and moving regularly can be hard to achieve. Check out the links below for local opportunities. The Your Health Torbay team can help you with some personalised health coaching. Click here to refer yourself online or call 01803 422422. Or contact our fabulous Social Prescribing Team who can help you make those changes!
A local sea swimming group - cold water boosts your mood and decreases anxiety!
Tips to get yourself moving more, including with specific conditions like Anxiety, Asthma, Cancer, COPD, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Heart disease, Menopause, Parkinsons and Stroke
Studies have linked being inactive with being overweight and obese, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and early death. The UK Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines report recommends breaking up long periods of sitting time with activity for just 1 to 2 minutes. Here are some activity ideas for under 5's, young people, adults and older people
Pilates is a challenging low impact exercise method that balances strength with mobility, aligns the body, fine-tunes movement patterns, and strengthens the deeper muscles of the core. It improves core strength and balance, and can reduce back pain, aid weight loss and boost energy levels! This is a 5 week introductory course
Use the tabs at the top of the page to choose a workout from the NHS Fitness Studio's range of online exercise videos. Includes Pilates, Yoga and workouts for pretty much every bit of your body.
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!
Fancy getting fit but not really the 'sporty' type? Check this out.....
5K - Every Saturday, 9am at Clennon Valley Sports Centre in Goodrington. Take it at your own pace. And it's FREE!
Passionate about improving the lives of our local youth, seeing smiles and improving their mental and physical well-being through surfing in Goodrington. Our surf therapy programmes offer young people aged 8 to 21 the opportunity to participate in a specialised surf therapy session once a week for six weeks. We can refer you - get in touch
A fantastic local programme to help young people get active, including a personalised one hour programme to help boost your confidence. There is a future after lockdown! Contact Pedro on 07858 335856 or using the online form
Devon has a spectacular array of natural and community resources for getting and staying active and healthy. Explore this site to find fun, healthy and connected ways to get and stay active. The activity finder will find something near you!
Being active is about finding out what works for you. Doing something you actually like means you’re far more likely to keep doing it. And moving more with friends, family members, and others can also help make things more fun. Inspirational stories, digital tools, downloadable resources.
Meet new friends, have fun and eat fresh food cooked over an open fire in the peaceful and secluded setting of a beautiful ancient orchard. It's free... Contact Dave Jones on 07787 556124 or email email@example.com
More than just another sports project.... Aiming to support families with children age 5-10 to improve and increase levels of physical fitness. Brought to you by Sport England and Sanctuary Housing. Contact Jordan on 07395 262662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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%.
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...
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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