Get Active

Be as active as you can, as often as you can. When it comes to exercise, some is good, but more is better!

Being active is important for keeping a healthy body and mind at every stage of life:

  • Reduces the risk of developing many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers
  • Improves mental health, sleep, concentration and mood.
  • Find out more about the benefits of being active.

Fitting some physical activity into your day is easier than you think. Islington offers lots of opportunities to get active – from exploring the borough through walking, to dancing with friends. Remember, it doesn’t matter what you do – every minute counts!

Check out the range of free and low cost options available in Islington below:

  • Opportunities to be active in Islington

    There are many opportunities to be active in Islington!

  • Move at Home

    Let’s move at home

    Exercising at home costs nothing! You don’t always need a lot of space to be active – even a few strength exercises, such as squats, push ups or sit ups at home can improve your mood and build up fitness.

    Try to reduce long periods of not moving at all by taking regular breaks from sitting still. How about doing ten sit-to-stand moves from your chair or some arm raises above your head?

    Need some ideas for how to exercise at home?

  • For gardeners

    Let’s get active through gardening!

    Gardening can be a great way to be active while spending time outdoors. For more information on local gardening opportunities visit: Find Your Islington | Activities in Islington Parks