Be active

Movement, at any age, is good for your physical health and mental wellbeing. Being active can lift your mood, improve your sleep, and make you feel more connected and happier.

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Why should you be active?

There are many health and wellbeing benefits related to being active…


Making a Positive Change

If you’re thinking about making positive changes in your life, you may benefit from additional support…


Benefits of moving more

Being active will improve your mood, help you sleep better, boost your self-esteem and help connect you to your community…


Movement and your mental health

Being active or moving more isn’t just good for your physical health, it’s also beneficial for your mental wellbeing too…


Exercise your mind

It’s true! Being active can actually exercise your mind and improve your brain health…

Be active safely

It’s important that you always consider your personal safety when thinking about or planning how you want to be active…


How active should you be?

This depends on the individual, but adults should aim to do some activity every day and aim for 150 minutes per week…


Recommended levels of physical activity

Find out more about the NHS recommended guidelines for being active…


Getting started

There are a lot of useful links, tips and tools to help you get started on your journey to be more active…


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Ways to move more

The important thing to remember is to start slowly and build up and find something that you enjoy doing…


Active 10

The Active 10 app anonymously records every minute of walking you do. Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go!


Couch to 5K

From the NHS – a running programme for absolute beginners, Couch to 5K has helped millions of people like you start running…


parkrun Suffolk

There are 22 weekly parkrun events in Suffolk where you can walk, jog, run or volunteer…


Walking/Cycling Routes

There are some excellent opportunities for walking or cycling in and around Suffolk, via the Discover Suffolk website, app or interactive map…


Being active with a disability

Everything Disabled people need to know about getting active…


Being active for children, young people and families

Getting kids moving and having fun has never been more important, and it all counts towards the 60 minutes of physical activity they need every day…


Pregnancy / post-partum advice

The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour…


LINK: NHS Start for Life

Pregnancy, baby and parenting. Find all the trusted NHS advice and guidance you need to help you have a healthy and happy baby during pregnancy, birth and parenthood…


LINK: We Are Undefeatable

Every move enables more. Find out how to get active whilst living with a health condition today…


LINK: This Girl Can

Women come in all shapes and sizes and all levels of ability. It doesn’t matter if you’re rubbish or an expert. The brilliant thing is you’re a woman and you’re doing something…


LINK: Couch to Fitness

Get active from the comfort of your own home with Couch to Fitness by Our Parks…


LINK: FGS Wellbeing Walks

Wellbeing Walks are a great way of getting more active, meeting new people, and taking care of yourself…

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Reasons to be active

Being active delivers immediate mental health and social benefits and has a long-term positive impact on your health and wellbeing.
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How active should I be?

Being active looks different for everyone. The important thing is to start slowly and build up. Aim to be active every day for 30 minutes.

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Find Support

Feel Good Suffolk can help you stop smoking. You can complete a simple self-referral online or over the phone.

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Find something you enjoy

Being active can give your body a boost, lift your mood, improve your sleep, and make you feel more connected and happier.

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Wellbeing Walks

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks groups are led by experienced walk leaders along tried-and-tested, easy-to-reach routes.

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Be active for free

Being active doesn’t have to cost you anything and our series of links, tips and tools will help you get started.

Need help to be active? Find support local to you

If you wish to make a referral into the Feel Good Suffolk service, your Feel Good Suffolk Advisor can support you to access information contained on this website or community assistance local to you.

They can also advise you on the eligibility criteria for more intensive levels of support around managing a healthy weight, stopping smoking and being more active.