Get Active

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Want all the latest information to help you get active?

No matter how much you do, physical activity is good for your body and mind. Some is good – more is better still. Even a daily brisk walk can boost your energy, lift your mood and make everyday activities easier. There are so many different ways you can be active.

There is lots of support and resources to help you get started:

  • See NHS Get Active
  • Active 10 records every minute of walking you do to track your steps, help you set goals, and boost your activity. Download the free Active 10 app
  • Couch to 5K is a running programme for absolute beginners. Complete in as little as 9 weeks, or longer if you want to go at your own pace. Download the free Couch to 5k app or podcast
  • Explore Join the Movement to find something for everyone. Discover inspiration to get started or find content to help get active if you have a disability or health condition, or sign-up to a fitness challenge, plus much more. Visit Join the Movement

Find useful advice and guidance at NHS Live Well - Exercise.

Parks and open spaces SHOW


Walking, cycling and active travel SHOW


Activity finders SHOW


Leisure centres SHOW


SmartCities Card - Get Active SHOW


Community Navigators and Social Prescribers SHOW


The Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) SHOW


Are you a childminder or teacher? SHOW


Read about Southampton’s Physical Activity Strategy We Can Be Active, which has been adopted by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight region including Southampton and led by Energise Me (the local Active Partnership).