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It's never too late to be active!

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Older woman wearing a sports bib playing a game
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There are activities to suit everyone, no matter what your budget, level of fitness or interests. Use this activity finder to discover activities near you. Some are free

Visit our keep active page for more ideas

You can also call HertsHelp to find out about even more activities near you.

 

Find an activity in your area

 

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Whatever your health and fitness levels, there's something for you.

  • Walk to the local corner shop or hop off the bus one stop earlier.
  • Take the grandchildren to the park or local pool.

 

Buddy up with a friend for company and to keep each other motivated.

  • Make that coffee date a takeaway and short walk instead of drinking in.
  • Go for a walk or bike ride with friends.

 

A little goes a long way - anything that gets you moving and raises your heart rate helps.

  • Try some chair exercises or a few squats while watching TV or waiting for the kettle to boil.
  • Gardening is a great way to keep fit.
  • If time is short, try building 10 minute chunks of activity into your day.  It all adds up.

 

There are many free and low-cost activities available in your local area. They're fun and you’ll make new friends!

  • Explore your local health walk - they're free, fun, sociable and suitable for all levels.
  • Join a leisure or dance class.
  • How about volunteering for a local conservation group?
  • Register with Never Too Late for free taster activities - they're a great way to try before you buy.

 

 

 

Aim to gradually build up to 2 ½ hours of activity a week. Any activity that lasts for 10 minutes or more counts. This might take time to reach, but our planner can help you to build up your activity in a manageable way.

Having a regular routine can help, so being active becomes part of your day-to-day life.

 

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An older man in a park smiling
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An older man wearing a sports bib and laughing

 

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