LET’S GET MOVING
Okay, let’s do this!
Becoming active doesn’t have to mean lifting weights or running a marathon.
It’s all about finding something you like doing and building momentum through regular movement – it’s that simple.
Our free guides, resources and community programmes will help get you moving and have fun.
What’s the current situation?
Let’s Get Moving
Motivating yourself to move more can feel like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be.
The most important thing to remember is to choose an activity that you find fun. Look for a type of physical activity that you’re likely to enjoy and suits your lifestyle.
Start slowly and build up, even small changes can have a big impact. Ultimately, being active is about finding what works for you.
Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life.
Remember, if you have any medical conditions or concerns about getting more active speak to your GP first.
Free resources to get you started
It’s easy to start, and there’s no pressure to run a marathon or become a body-builder, every personal achievement matters, big or small.
A-Z of medical conditions AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
For support and local activities for people
with a long-term health condition click here…
For information about exercising with a
specific long-term health condition click here…
Join the movement
Everyone is welcome in the Keep Moving Suffolk community, so why not join in and share your achievements with everyone? Who knows who you might inspire!
Tag us on social media with your own images or messages using
#keepmovingsuffolk or email us at [email protected]
Blogs and stories
Some inspiring stories to encourage you on your ‘move more’ journey…
Chris Bally's love of open-water swimming
I have way more energy, I feel a lot stronger, more confident and I’ve lost 2-stone in about 12 months just from exercise and good eating habits.
I’m now a huge advocate of the mental health benefits that exercise brings, especially outdoors exercise and I’ve seen first-hand how this bonds all of us.
If you’re struggling to exercise now that the weather is getting colder – you’re not alone.
Let’s face it, going running or walking on a cold, dark winter morning doesn’t sound appealing.
When it’s cold, and the sun has disappeared, it takes a lot more motivation to work out than it did back in July.
Movement and mental health from Ezra Hewing, head of mental health education at Suffolk Mind
Moving helps us to stay physically healthy but mentally healthy too.
Research shows that regular exercise can be just as effective as medication at lifting depression and reducing anxiety. Read more…
Never look at movement as a chore from Millie Mayhew, professional dancer and personal trainer
Try to view it [exercise or moving more] as an escape, a small chunk of time for yourself.
Don’t do it to punish yourself.
Our partner leisure providers
We have some fantastic leisure providers in Suffolk, offering a range of facilities and services to help you get moving.