Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
- aim to be physically active every day. Any activity is better than none, and more is better still
- do strengthening activities that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) on at least 2 days a week
- do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week
- reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity.
You can also achieve your weekly activity target with:
- several short sessions of very vigorous intensity activity
- a mix of moderate, vigorous and very vigorous intensity activity
You can do your weekly target of physical activity on a single day or over 2 or more days. Whatever suits you. Make sure the type and intensity of your activity is appropriate for your level of fitness. Vigorous activity is not recommended for previously inactive women.
Weight management for adults
If you are looking for support to lose weight our Weight Management Service can help. Our team provides free, confidential and tailored support for people with a BMI of 39.9 and over.
Weight management for children and young people
Fit Club is our children’s weight management programme which provides support for local children who are above a healthy weight, have been referred from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) or are in the 98th percentile or above.
Our Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Service helps people living in Wirral recover and resume a full life as quickly as possible following a heart attack, stent or coronary artery bypass. If you have a heart condition such as heart failure or angina help is also available to improve your physical fitness.
The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation programme offers exercise, education and support, medication titration (adjusting your medication dosage) as well as peer support from other people attending. A follow-on community based programme called CardioFit is also available for those wishing to continue exercising at the end of the programme. Visit our Community Cardiology Service page.
Invigor8 offers a range of different yoga classes from gentle classes for flexibility to stronger classes designed to build strength and stability, whilst still retaining the integration of the physical and the mental.
One You Cheshire East offers free, friendly local support to help you move more.
In addition popular free walk leaflets are provided by the Council’s ranger service and the public rights of way team that are free to download and print off.
Everybody Sport and Recreation is an official provider for One You Cheshire East. If you’re looking to start your fitness journeys and simply ways to become more active the team can help.
You can contact the Everybody Health Team on: