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Healthy, happy and connected

Being active is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise not only strengthens muscles and improves heart health, but it also enhances mental well-being.

Physical activity boosts your mood which can and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It’s also linked to better sleep, increased energy levels, and improved cognitive function.

Moreover, maintaining an active routine can help manage weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and even extend lifespan. In essence, the benefits of exercise are comprehensive, positively impacting nearly every aspect of one’s life.

In Kent we have miles of coastline and countryside to explore for a walk or ramble. We've brought together a list of helpful resources to find a way of keeping active which suits you.

Local activities

Everyday Active is a website with useful tips, tools, links and ideas to get out and about, make the most of the countryside and our communities.

You can:

  • pick an activity, anything you fancy
  • find local groups or solo ways to exercise
  • save your activity log and connect with others

Links and further information

A revolution is underway in Kent and Medway to enable people to live longer better, reduce the need for health and social care and reverse the effects of lockdown through the Live Longer Better Network.

The Live Longer Better Network has three aims:
To increase activity (physical, cognitive and emotional) which will:

  • Help people feel and function better
    Prevent or delay the onset of dementia, disability and frailty
  • Focus on the three Rs: Regain what they lost during lockdown, Recover the strength stamina and suppleness they have lost in the last decade, and Recondition the body that disease and inappropriate inactivity has deconditioned

Links and resources

Active Kent and Medway is an orgnaisation promoting useful information and ideas to help you stay or get active. There are resources for all ages and experience to explore across Kent. 

Links and further information

Kent Adult Education have a range of local courses to help you stay active including:

  • Yoga
  • Aerobics
  • Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Tai Chi
  • and much more

Links and further information


Last updated: 19/03/2024