Many of us would like to be more active but struggle to get motivated.

It might be that you are too busy, haven’t found that one thing that inspires you, or battle to find something that fits round family life.

We are all guilty of spending too much time in front of the TV or computer but spending hours sitting can increase the risk of poor health.

Being activate for even 10 minutes a day helps to keep your heart healthy, reduces your risk of serious illness, strengthens muscles and bones, and can be a great stress buster! 

Start you day feeling fresh and energetic with this 5 minute morning workout which you can start from the comfort of your bed.

The amount of physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age and if you have an impairment or a long-term health condition. If you are concerned be sure to check with your GP before starting anything new.

There are lots of ways to stay active in Surrey Heath:

  • Jogging/Running for Beginners with Get Active Ash. Join in, get active and have fun! All welcome. Courses run throughout the year on a Monday and Wednesday from 7pm. Course run for 6 consecutive weeks at a total cost of £10. The Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road, Ash, GU12 5DP (meet outside by the benches) To book and for more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Visit one of many FREE parks and open spaces where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll, have a kick about with some friends, take the children to the playground or enjoy a run with the dog. Click here to find out more.
  • Walking Football is an adapted but equally fun form of the game for the over 50s. In conjunction with the Surrey FA, Surrey Heath Borough Council have recently launched Walking Football sessions on the ‘3G’ all-weather pitch at Frimley Lodge Park. Click here for details.
  • The Surrey Heath Walking for Health scheme offers short, safe and sociable walks in the local community. Click here to find out more about walks in Surrey Heath.
  • There are three leisure centres in Surrey Heath which offer a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Click here for further details

Click here to visit NHS Choices for a wealth of information on the benefits of exercise, eating well, exercising for FREE, plus advice on staying active no matter you age, abilities and interests.