Get Out and Get Active

physical activity

The easiest way to get active is to build it into your everyday life: 

  • You don't need to dress up in sportswear to get active.
  • Climb the stairs more often.
  • Avoid sitting down for long periods.
  • Meet your friends more regularly.
  • Walk or cycle to and from local places whenever you can.
  • Do more activity in your leisure time. Exercising in a class or with a group is a good way to meet new people and make new friends.

 Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.

“It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some.”

Find out more at NHS LIVE WELL

To stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do:

  • at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week (for example 30 minutes x5 times a week), and  
  • strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).  

Click on the links below to find out if you're doing enough for your age:

More Information here:

*British Heart Foundation
*For activities at your local leisure centres visit
*For free summer cycling activities in Ealing visit


Fun ideas to help your kids stay healthy:

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Change4Life has launched a national Shake Ups programme with Disney, Sport England and schools to help get the nation’s children active.

Click here to find out more

Our Partner Organisations

Acton Community Forum (ACF) work with partners across the borough to support community projects and events. 

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