Aim to do a little exercise every day - enough to make you breathe faster and feel warmer, such as:
- Walking or cycling whenever possible, even just 30 minutes a day
- Exercising while listening to your favourite music
- Exercising with friends
- Finding a sport you like
- Try walking, cycling or scooting instead of taking the car or public transport
If you haven’t exercised in a while or you have a medical condition, speak to your GP for advice.
For guidance on how much exercise you should do every week, please see the NHS website: Physical activity guidelines for adults aged 19 to 64 - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Exercising is also a great way of connecting with others and there are many community based physical activity programmes and services you can get involved with.
The Line is London’s first dedicated public art walk and features a wealth of wildlife and extraordinary local history. The route runs between Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and The O2 in Greenwich, following the waterways and the line of the Greenwich Meridian. It is a place where everyone can explore art, nature, and heritage for free. The Line also run free weekly wellbeing walks.
FREE HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT AND GET ACTIVE
Join one of our free programmes to lose weight and get active.
Our Parks free exercise sessions in your local park
Our Parks is the biggest outdoor group exercise company in London, delivering FREE fitness sessions in local parks across London and UK to thousands of residents.
Join an exercise session in your local library
Every Newham library offers free exercise sessions for over 35s. Find your local library using the link below to see what classes they offer.
Cycling is a great way to keep active, as well as a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to travel.
activeNewham run many free exercise sessions you can take part in, as well as run many leisure centres in Newham.
Find a self-led, guided walks and walking groups
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. A brisk 10-minute daily walk can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.
Black Swimming Association water safety courses for adults
The course is designed for all adults (18+) who live, work or study in Newham who are nervous of water or have had negative experiences in water. Participants will learn both skills and knowledge to stay safe and comfortable in and around water.