Exercise and keeping fit

Small changes to your lifestyle, physical activity and eating habits can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing.

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Local support services and activities

Find local information and activities to support you to improve your physical wellbeing:

Other online support

If you’d like to get more exercise, you can find lots of advice and information online:

  • Better Health provides the tools and support you need to kickstart your health and improve your wellbeing.
  • Join the Movement has simple, fun and free ways to get active, both indoors and outdoors.
  • If you are managing a long term health condition, We are undefeatable can help you to find ways to be active that work for you.
  • Learn more about the benefits of exercise and get advice on exercising safely on the NHS website.

Getting fit

Recreational running

RunTogether is an official England Athletics recreational running project, which encourages more people to run, regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration or background. There are loads of groups across the country which are all supervised by qualified and approachable leaders. 

If you're looking for inspiration to start running, take a look at the Couch to 5K plan on the NHS website.

Physical activity referral scheme

If you are a Bristol resident, have a medical condition – such as diabetes – and you are not very active, you might be eligible for supported physical activity schemes referred by your GP or another health specialist.

Find out more on the Bristol City Council website.