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Physical Activity

There are many benefits to increasing your fitness levels. Not only does regular exercise keep your heart healthy, but it has also been shown to be cancer-protective and reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity. You will also find it easier to lose weight and tone up, your stress levels will improve and you should sleep better at night.

Group of people on a walk

The government has issued new guidelines explaining how much physical activity you need in order to stay healthy. Remember, the important thing is to find something you enjoy and KEEP IT UP!

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.

The NHS Choices website provides information on the importance of exercise as you get older as well as more detailed physical activity guidelines for older adults.

The Health Promotion Unit runs Walk Your Way to Health walks at various locations around the island on every day of the week (except Saturday). Details of the walks can be found in the leaflet which is available to download at the bottom of this page. The timetable with the rotation of walks on Thursday and Sunday evenings can also be found here.

Life Fit is a 10-week programme of gentle exercise on prescription, held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre. It is suitable for people with a variety of medical conditions and is run by trained specialist instructors. Download our leaflet for more information, contact the Health Promotion Unit on the number below or contact Kathy Scott at Beau Sejour on 747238 (answer phone).

Other useful links:

The Walk Your Way to Health website, which promotes walking as an excellent form of exercise.

Information from the British Heart Foundation on all aspects of physical activity

Interesting articles from Sportex for both exercise professionals and the general public

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre hosts many activities and events to help improve your fitness. Details of their exercise classes and gym facilities are also listed.

Health Promotion Unit

Health Promotion Unit,  Princess Elizabeth Hospital,  Rue Mignot,  St Martin,  Guernsey,  GY4 6UU,  Channel Islands
Tel: 44 1481 707311 Fax: 44 1481 707394
Email: Lbray@hssd.gov.gg

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