The health benefits of being physically active are well established. Physical activity can help prevent and manage a variety of health conditions and improve the way you look and feel on a daily basis, protecting your health both now and in the future.
To stay healthy or to improve health, adults should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.
Northamptonshire Sport offer lots of different activities to help adults get active, so why not have a look at the type of activities that are available, from walking and jogging to netball and rugby there's lots going on. Go on...Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!
Jog Northants is a countywide programme aimed at helping beginners start jogging. We are proud to offer over 50 jogging groups throughout Northamptonshire to help those who are new to running, or have not exercised in a long time.
Recreational cycling opportunities in the county, including information on free led rides, cycle routes, maps and places to cycle.
Nordic Walking is an enhancement of walking - by using specially designed walking poles and a taught technique. Nordic Walking provides a gentle but effective way to work the whole body. Northamptonshire Sport offer 4 week courses to help people learn how to Nordic Walk.
Back to Sport
Across the county there are sessions being run to get you 'Back into Sport' . Be it Netball, Hockey, Golf or another fantastic sport, these sessions are ideal for you if you havent played for a few years, or since school, or anywhere in between. They aimed at being informal, fun and get you geared up to playing again!
Along with 21 other counties in England, Northamptonshire Sport delivers the Workplace Challenge. A free programme to help you and your colleagues engage in sport and physical activity.
Activity on Referral
Activity on Referral is a county wide scheme whereby GP's and Health Professionals can refer physically inactive people onto a tailor-made exercise programme to assist and support them to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Fun, free walks led by volunteer Walk Leaders, who guide each walks. Health Walks are part of a national initiative by Walking for Health which has been developed locally by the district's sports development teams.