Being active

Regular physical activity is essential for good health as it delivers positive physical and mental health benefits. Moving more can also help you get a good night's sleep, which helps your brain to rest and recharge.

Being Active can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal conditions. It also can help prevent you getting depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

It is important to break up long periods of sitting with light activity, as sedentary behaviour is now considered an independent risk factor for ill health, no matter how much exercise you do.

The government has published clear guidelines about the amount of physical activity individuals should participate in for good health and this depends on age. The guidelines can be viewed here

Local support and information

Being active is really good for your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you and your family can get moving. If you're not as active as you should be you are putting your health and quality of life at risk.

Find out what’s available in North Tyneside for you here or call (0191) 643 7171.

National information

Find out more about how to get moving on the One You website here