Sept-Oct 2017

Healthy Peterborough

Physical Activity

  • FREE 3 day gym pass

    Visit a Vivacity gym for a FREE 3 day gym pass. Quote Healthy Peterborough. Available until 30 September.

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  • Let's get Moving

    An eight week exercise-only programme for adults who want to increase their physical activity - can be mixed gender or ladies-only.

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  • Support & Useful Links - Physical Activity

    There are a number of services who can help support your physical activity needs

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  • Active 10 app

    Download the Active10 app to help you build 10 minutes continuous brisk walking into your day as a simple way to improve your health.

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  • How much should you be doing?

    Find out the recommended physical activity you should be doing for your age

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  • How fit are you?

    The risk of many of the leading causes of ill health, such as coronary heart disease, cancer and type two diabetes, could be reduced if we were to play more sport and increase our overall levels of physical activity. 

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  • Sit less and move more

    Modern day life means it’s never felt easier to get to the end of the day and realise you’ve been sat down for most of it. 

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  • Build strength

    Building your strength helps keep your muscles, bones and joints strong. This will help you feel stronger, more flexible and full of energy.

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  • Get moving now

    It is estimated in the UK that one out of every six early deaths results from not being physically active. 

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  • Protect your mind

    Getting some physical activity each day can help prevent you getting depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

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  • Benefits of physical activity

    Physical activity can help keep you fit and well and 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%.

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  • Walking

    Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.  

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  • Active Travel

    It can take a little longer and you may not be able to do it for all your journeys, but you may be surprised where you can swap the car or public transport for two legs or two wheels.  

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  • Active in younger years helps you age well

    Living healthily in middle age can double your chances of being healthy when you are 70. 

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  • Pedal yourself to a healthier lifestyle

    There are over 250km of cycle lanes and paths in Peterborough make cycling safe, accessible and enjoyable for the whole family.

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  • Set yourself a Great Eastern Challenge

    Why not set yourself the challenge to be part of one of the biggest and best half marathons in the region.

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  • Disability Sports

    There are local programmes that engage and work with young people and adults with disabilities to increase their participation in sport.

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  • Weekly park runs

    Peterborough Parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9am in Ferry Meadows Country Park.

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  • FREE exercise classes at Central Park

    Our Parks is a brand new initiative bringing FREE, group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to Central Park, Peterborough.

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  • Services for people living with chronic or long term health conditions

    Vivacity have a range of health and wellbeing services for people living with chronic or long term health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and dementia and is a low-impact way to help people improve their quality of life through gentle exercise.

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  • Keep moving - cut your cancer risk

    Keeping active could help to prevent around 3,400 cases of cancer every year in the UK. Being physically active isn’t just good for your heart; there is lots of evidence that it can also reduce the risk of developing breast, bowel or womb cancer.

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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust