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Active St Helens

RunningActive St Helens is a public health campaign to encourage people who live, work and study in St Helens to be more active.

Active St Helens is promoting walkingrunning, cycling and swimming. These are activities that you can do no matter your age or ability.

There is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help people of all ages be both healthier and happier. A list of the benefits of being physically active are below:

  • Helps maintain weight
  • Strengthens heart, lungs, arteries and other muscles reducing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers
  • Strengthens bones and muscles, reducing the risk of falling and osteoporosis
  • Helps to manage pain
  • Helps to prevent mental health illness
  • Improves concentration
  • Boosts energy
  • Boosts mood
  • Reduces low level anxiety and depression
  • Helps sleep
  • Can be fun!

Visit the Active St Helens website for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: The government has announced a national lockdown for England from 5 January.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. For more information, visit the government website.

For ideas on how to stay active while at home, visit the Active St Helens website.