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increasing physical activity

Our team of Health Trainers are here to help you to create long-term results through realistic adjustments in habits and behaviours.

 

Together, we can build a personalised plan that will support sustainable weight loss, whilst building your confidence and boosting fitness levels.  

Small changes = big impact

Physical Activity is a great way to burn calories and has shown to increase endorphins which are great for our wellbeing.

  

The physical activity guidelines for adults are to get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity per week 

This could look like: 

A 25-minute brisk walk every day of the week, using legs instead of the car by parking a little further away from your destination. 

 

Playing sports with friends or part of a club once a week.

 

A 5 minute walk every 2 hours on the hour which would be great to break up your day and build a healthy lifestyle routine.

 

Joining in with one of our Wellbeing Walks.

 

Cycling or Swimming at a manageable steady pace for an hour 2 times a week.

 

Playing a walking sport such as walking football or walking netball twice per week.

Did you know ...?

Losing just 5% of your body weight can produce significant health benefits and reduce the risk of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 

(British Nutrition Foundation) 

Local activities to join

Health Trainers Walks

If you're wanting to take up walking or are looking for a place to meet new people, join in a local Wellbeing Walk led by our Health Trainers at locations across Northumberland.

See further details and register your free place at an upcoming Wellbeing Walk below.

If you'd like to speak to us first, you can contact the Health Trainer team via email or call 01670 623 840.

  • Haltwhistle Wellbeing Walk
    Haltwhistle Wellbeing Walk
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 18 Jun
    Haltwhistle
    18 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Haltwhistle, Greencroft, Haltwhistle NE49 9DP, UK
    18 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Haltwhistle, Greencroft, Haltwhistle NE49 9DP, UK
    Nestling beside the River South Tyne, Haltwhistle is a lovely small town with a range of walking routes.
  • Blyth Wellbeing Walk
    Blyth Wellbeing Walk
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 20 Jun
    Blyth
    20 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 11:30
    Blyth, Bridge Street, Blyth NE24 1DJ, UK
    20 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 11:30
    Blyth, Bridge Street, Blyth NE24 1DJ, UK
    Join us from Blyth Library every Thursday for a group walk!
  • Multiple Dates
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Prudhoe
    25 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Prudhoe, Eastwoods Park, Eastwoods Rd, Prudhoe NE42 5DT, UK
    25 Jun 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Prudhoe, Eastwoods Park, Eastwoods Rd, Prudhoe NE42 5DT, UK
    Join us for a walk around Prudhoe every other Tuesday, from exploring the town to woodland areas.
  • Multiple Dates
    Tue, 02 Jul
    Prudhoe
    02 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Prudhoe, Tyne Riverside Country Park, Prudhoe NE42 6NP, UK
    02 Jul 2024, 10:30 – 12:00
    Prudhoe, Tyne Riverside Country Park, Prudhoe NE42 6NP, UK
    Join us for a fortnightly walk, exploring the beautiful riverside and woodland areas of Prudhoe.

Places for Leisure / Ramblers Walks​

Our Places for Leisure/Rambler Walks are for people who are already active walkers/hikers and are a great way to step up your activities with like-minded people.

 

In order to join a Places for Leisure/Rambler Walk, please check the table below and the Ramblers Northumberland page for further details: Wellbeing Walks (ramblers.org.uk)

 

​You can also contact your local Walk Coordinator via email or call 01670 623 840. 

Location
Day
Meeting point
Wooler
Thursdays
Cheviot Centre
Wark
Tuesdays
Post office
Stocksfield
Mondays
Railway Station
Ponteland
Tuesdays
Leisure Centre
Pegswood
Fridays
Community Hub
Newbiggin
Thursdays
Leisure Centre
Morpeth
Thursdays
Leisure Centre
Hexham
Mondays
Leisure Centre
Cramlington
Mondays
Leisure Centre
Corbridge
Wednesdays
Coigns Corner
Blyth
Thursdays
Leisure Centre
Berwick
Wednesdays
Theatre
Bellingham
Wednesdays
Marketplace
Ashington
Wednesdays
Leisure Centre

Activities from Age UK

Age UK activities leaflet front cover

Age UK

Age UK runs a variety of activities across Northumberland.

 

Click here or on the image on the left to download Age UK's latest activity leaflet.

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Now is a good time for a fresh start

Take the first step towards a healthier
lifestyle by contacting us today.
 
Complete the contact form, call
01670 623 840 or email  healthtrainers@northumberland.gov.uk and a member of the team will come back to you.

Thank you. A member of the team will contact you as soon as possible.

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