Regular, moderate physical activity such as brisk walking can increase life expectancy by several years, even for people who are overweight.
While higher levels of activity were linked to even longer life expectancies, moderate activity was beneficial. The benefit of exercise is seen regardless of people’s weight, age, sex and health conditions.
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our well-being. Even a short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk walking increases mental alertness, energy and positive mood.
Participation in regular physical activity can increase self-esteem and reduce stress and anxiety. It also plays a role in preventing the development of mental health problems and in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems.
NHS Walking for Good Health
Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, get to school and become healthier.
Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.
You don’t have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk to school has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.
NHS Couch to 5K
A week-by-week description of the 9-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts. Each week involves 3 runs. You can download each week as a podcast or a smartphone app
After School Classes at Scott College
There is a regular programme of after school activities for students at Scott College shared on the year group classroom.
Regular Evening Classes at Stoke Damerel
Our aspiration is for the Stoke Damerel site to become a focal hub within the community to promote healthy living in practice.
The Plymouth Online Directory
A range of support services for young people, families and older people and signposting to all of the support services in the city and beyond.Apply