Do activities that are low in cost
You’ve suggested that the cost associated with physical activity is a challenge for you from your responses in your assessment. This can certainly be the case for organised group activity and some sports where equipment and memberships are involved. Access to certain activities and facilities can be subsidised as concession rates, usually based on age, income or through a certain programme or service so it’s always worth asking this question. However, there are also many low cost or free options to look at when deciding on what activity will be best to increase your activity levels. Activities such as walking, running, cycling (if you have a bike) are free as are many online activities that you can access via video workouts.
Walking is a great way to build up your activity if you’re not that active right now. It’s simple to do for most of us and accessible all around us. It’s a flexible activity where you can walk at different paces and for different distances and you can easily build it into a daily routine whether it be walking to work or to school or something you do after lunch or tea. There’s more information below on walking and tools to help you.
Health Walk Programme
The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and...
NHS Active 10
The Active 10 app records every minute of walking you do (anonymously). Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go! The app tracks your steps, helps you set goals, shows you your achievements and gives you tips to boost your activity. Did you know walking briskly, even for 1 minute, counts as exercise? What are you waiting for - take your first steps today!
Walking is a simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier
Running, similar to walking, is a very versatile activity that can be done in most places at most time and is flexible with how you go about it in terms of distance and pace. Obviously running is a step up from walking so if you’ve not done much activity before or recently or have health conditions, you may want to discuss it with your GP first. There is some information below about how you can start running locally.
NHS – Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.
Run England’s Beginner Running Programme
Spring into running with Run England’s Beginner Running Programme
Huncote Harriers Athletics Club
We are a friendly group of people who all share a love of running. We currently have around 240 members of all ages and abilities and our sessions are led by one of five qualified Coaches or ten qualified Run Leaders.
As technology has developed, the surge in online physical activities has progressed and especially with COVID restrictions, many instructors moved their community-based activities onto online platforms. Whilst there was still a charge for these, many were reduced due to fewer overheads and some online classes are still ongoing. There are also pre-recorded activity classes online that range across many types of activity at varying intensities that you can do when it best suits you.
Home / Solo Exercise
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Family Fun for Free
Doing activities with your kids or grandchildren is a great way of being active whilst having fun at the same time! Children are great source of motivation and there are many activities you can do for free with them.
Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. In competitive orienteering the challenge...
Orienteering Map – Fosse Meadows, Sharnford
There are permanent orienteering courses set up at Fosse Meadows in Sharnford, with a variety of distances and difficulties. You can find more information here about the courses, maps and details of the park.
Orienteering Map – Huncote Leisure Centre
There is a permanent orienteering course at Huncote Leisure Centre and the surrounding countryside. You may be able to pick up a map at the centre as well as get details from here.
Geocaching (pronounced geo-kash-ing) is a worldwide outdoor treasure hunting game that encompasses all of the above and much more. There are over 3 million geocaches hidden worldwide and over 5 million people who play the game.
Disney 10 Minute Shake Up Games
We have teamed up with Disney, Pixar and Marvel to bring you brand new play-along games inspired by your favourite characters. Order your free Shake Up pack or try some of the games below now, if you can't wait to get going!
Health for Kids
A NHS resource to help children, young people and their parents/guardians understand and adopt more healthy behaviours and provides information and tips about different health issues for young people.