Physical activity has a positive impact on your health and
wellbeing. People who are physically active reduce their risk of
developing major chronic diseases, including coronary heart
disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, by up to 50%, and their risk
of premature death by 20 - 30%.
At least five a week: A Report from the Chief Medical Officer.
Department of Health, April 2004).
The Department of Health recommends that, for general health,
adults should be engaged in at least thirty minutes of moderate
intensity activity on five or more days each week. For children,
the recommended level is at least sixty minutes each day, and this
should include activities to improve strength and
flexibility. More information on the health benefits of
physical activity can be found in the Department of Health
least five a week: Evidence of the impact of physical activity and
its relationship to health’
There are many activities that you can do in Wolverhampton to
help you get fit and healthy, regardless of your current fitness
See the links in the left menu for activities and services that
are provided by the PCT and the local authority.
There are also activities specifically targeted for those who
have been diagnosed as obese, for details, please see the ‘Tackling Obesity’ section of this website