LET’S GET MOVING

#KeepMovingSuffolk

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.

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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.

Norman Gregory and Normal Kelly

Need some inspiration?

Meet World War II veteran, Norman Gregory, who was 100 years old on 27 January, and he still cycles a minimum of 10 miles every day! Read more here…

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.

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MOVE MORE OUTSIDE
THIS WINTER

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YOUR WELLBEING FOR
STRENGTH & RESILIENCE

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EXERCISE AT
HOME

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PARKRUN
SUFFOLK

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LOCAL LEISURE
PROVIDERS

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LOVE TO RIDE
SUFFOLK

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GET HELP
TO GET ACTIVE

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FREE EXERCISE CARDS
FOR OLDER PEOPLE

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MOVEMENT AND
MENTAL HEALTH

LINE DRAWINGS OF EXERCISES

GYM FREE
WORKOUTS

COACH TO 5K APP

COUCH TO 5K
WEEK BY WEEK

ACTIVE 10 APP

DOWNLOAD
ACTIVE 10 WALKING APP

WALKERS CARTOON

ONELIFE SUFFOLK
HEALTH WALKS

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WE ARE UNDEFEATABLE
YOU TUBE CHANNEL

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WE ARE UNDEFEATABLE
FIVE IN FIVE

A-Z of medical conditions AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

For support and local activities for people
with a long-term health condition click here…

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For information about exercising with a
specific long-term health condition click here…

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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]

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Blogs and stories

Some inspiring stories to encourage you on your ‘move more’ journey…

Chris Bally and his 3 girls

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. Read more...

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Ready to strive for five? Here’s your eight week guide to successfully completing a 5k walk

You can walk at the same pace throughout or, if you want, you can alter the pace that you walk as indicated below. Remember that any plan is only a guide, so please do go at your own pace and do as much or as little as you can or want, celebrating your progress along the way. Read more on the parkwalk website…

Ezra Hewing from Suffolk Mind

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…

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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.

Read more…

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