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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 75minutes 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 Health 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 - Self referral walks

Health Walks are a great way to keep fit and healthy as well as socialising - join in a local Health Walk at locations across Northumberland.

 

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

No upcoming events at the moment

Health Walks - Active/Ramblers walks

Our Active/Rambler Health 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 an Active/Rambler Health Walk, please contact the Health Trainer Service for more details about times and to book a free space. 

 

​You can contact the Health Trainer team via email or call 01670 623 840.

Location
Day
Meeting point
Wooler
Thursdays
Cheviot Centre
Wark
Tuesdays
Post office
Stocksfield
Mondays
Railway Station
Prudhoe
2nd & 4th Thursdays of month
Tyne Riverside Cafe
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
Alnwick
Wednesdays
Marketplace

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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