Keeping active

Keeping active is great for your body and your mind, from playing footie to trying to walk to school everyday. Take our quick quiz and discover which activities would really suit you.


Why is exercise so good?

Stay fit and healthy

This in turn helps you feel good about your body.

It can be fun!

You just need to find the right exercise for you.

Develop new skills

Learn a new sport and make new friends.

It releases endorphins

There are ‘happy chemicals’ which help make you feel good.


Find the right exercise for you

There’s loads of ways to get your 60 minutes exercise. Not just straightforward walking, but team sports, yoga and even adrenaline sports and martial arts training. Take our quiz to discover which activities would really suit you.

Everyday exercises

In your everyday life there are some activities which can be swapped for more active options. Swipe the items below to see how you can become more active.

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Driving or getting the bus

Sometimes you need to get the bus, but there are other options that can help you to move more.

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There are other ways to get around!

It can be fun to travel on a bike or a skateboard instead of relying on public transport.

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Lazy lunchtimes

Used to sitting inside at lunchtime or not moving about much?

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Active lunchtimes

Instead could you play a game of footie or netball or go for a walk?

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Playing computer games

Watching TV or playing computer games can be a good way to relax but they don’t help you to move much!

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Exercise can still be relaxing

Why not try a quick 30 minute blast of exercise, such as a walk, a bike ride or yoga?

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Sneaky shortcuts

It’s easy to get the lift or to sit down on the bus but could you be moving more?

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Keep active

Take the stairs, choose a further bus stop or stand up on the bus!

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Boring evenings and dull weekends

It can get boring sitting inside watching TV or milling around the house.

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Plan some activities!

Head to the park and get your family and friends involved! You could try dog walking, a treasure hunt or a big team game of rounders or basketball.

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Just remember, everything counts! Even getting off the bus a couple of stops early when you’re going into town. If you choose a sport you love, whether that’s martial arts or gymnastics, it shouldn’t feel like a chore. And afterwards, you’ll feel great.


Overcoming exercise fear

Serious question, are you worried about exercising? Is something stopping you, or you’re not sure where to begin? Here we’ve tackled some issues that you might be having and asked our experts for advice on getting past them…


Still unsure or have a question? Try speaking to your sports teacher at school or download this factsheet from the NHS website for more information.

Ready to start exercising?

Just a few small changes will help you feel happier and healthier every day.

Remember, you’re aiming for 60 minutes of activity every day. That’s four 15 minute slots, which you can fill-up with any sport or activity – from walking to school to games lessons or joining a sports club. Don’t worry if you don’t get 60 minutes every day – it’s just important to try your best, because then you’ll feel even better.

There’s lots of local activities to get involved in!