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Gym Induction at Lordswood Leisure Centre

Choosing something that is easy to fit into your lifestyle and that you enjoy will make it easier to get active. Why not walk during a break, play with your children or join a community class. It’s easier than you think to boost your physical activity levels and it all adds up.

Adults should really be aiming to do up to 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every week. But, don’t be put off as you don't have to do it all at once. Small chunks works just as well and makes it easier to fit into everyday life. If you start with 10 minute slots a couple of days a week, before you know it you will be doing more each day.

This way, you can do a variety of activities so you don’t get bored or overdo it. Moderate intensity exercise means that you should feel a bit out of breath and a little warmer.

Activity that gets our hearts beating faster than usual helps to burn off calories and prevents the storing up of excess calories as fat in the body. It also keeps bones healthy and encourages muscle strength and flexibility. A good dose of fresh air and exercise also helps us all sleep better. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing one of the major diseases like heart  disease or diabetes type II.

  • The Active Medway team can help you find a suitable activity in Medway.
  • All our cycle rides are led by trained Ride Leaders, who volunteer their time to show people the benefits of cycling
  • Medway health walks are free, led by trained volunteer walk leaders, and graded to offer a variety of durations and distances. 
  • People living with a long-term health condition can be referred to our exercise referral programme

Do you think you are doing enough physical activity?

Our self assessment tool will help you understand about the recommended levels and help you assess how close you are to meeting them.

Contact for more information

If you're worried about any existing health condition, talk to your GP before you start.


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