5 Ways To Wellbeing - Be Active

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Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Ideas to get you started...

Walking is a great way to get active. Try and build more walking into your every day life or take part in a group walk and explore our beautiful district by foot. Why not take part in activities organised as part of National Walking Month (May).
A health walk is available on most days of the week somewhere in Wyre Forest, and they are free.
For more information on local walks, please visit Walking for Health https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/west-midlands/worcestershire-walking-network or call Lynn Yendell on 01905 766155 (Mon- Weds)

It’s never too late to learn to cycle, with free training available to Wyre Forest residents aged 16+. Plan your route with our free Wyre Forest Cycle Map, find out about off-road public cycling at Stourport Sports Club, or look out for cycling activities organised for Bewdley Bike Week

Activities for Older People
From yoga and pilates to belly dancing and drumming, our Activities for Older People booklet includes details of a wide range of activities taking place throughout the district.  The local Sports Partnership website has advice on Active Ageing and details of local Strong and Steady exercise classes aimed at people who feel unsteady on their feet or have had a fall.

Sports Development
Browse our Sports Development pages for ideas to help you keep fit and for info on sports sessions, clubs, facilities and events throughout the Wyre Forest area. 

Parks / Wyre Forest
Visit your local park or green space. WFDC is always on the look out for conservation volunteers to help look after our fantastic local nature reserves. Some of our reserves also have fitness trails

Fitness Apps
Download an app on your smart phone to help keep you motivated.  The Active 10 App encourages you to take a brisk walk in blocks of at least 10 minutes. If you’re looking to get into running, try the Couch to 5k App.

Change 4 Life
Get active with the kids or grandkids. Children need to be active for 60 minutes a day. Check out Change 4 Life for lots of ‘ten minute shake up’ ideas; you can also sign up if you wish  for ideas and inspiration throughout the year. 

Watching your weight?
If you’re getting more active in a bid to lose weight, developing healthier eating habits may help you too. The NHS One You website has info on healthy weight loss , eating and drinking