Get Active

What can you do?

10 tips to help you start and stay active:

  •  Make physical activity a priority
  • Find a physical activity that you enjoy
  • Choose an activity that you can do regularly
  • Meet a friend to be active with
  • Do it just for fun
  • Make physical activity part of your everyday life
  • Make family time physical activity time
  • Build physical activity into your routine chores
  • Think about the other health benefits of physical activity
  • Check out your local community or leisure centre

What's next?

Now that you have thought about ways of getting physically active, let's create your road map for adding physical activity to your days. Following these three steps:

  • Step 1: What is your goal? Set up short-term goals, like walking 10 minutes a day, three days a week, and try to build up to at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week or, preferably, every day of the week.

    Track your progress by writing down your goals and what you have done each day, including the type of activity and how long you spent doing it.
  • Step 2: Do you need to see your GP? If you are a man over the age of 40 or a woman over the age of 50, or have a chronic health problem (such as heart disease, high blood pressure or obesity) you should talk to your GP before starting a physical activity program.

    You do not need to speak to your GP before starting an activity like walking.
  • Step 3: How will physical activity fit into your life? Think about answers to the following four questions. Your answers will be your road map to your physical activity program.

    What physical activities will you do?
    When will you be physically active?
    What or who will remind you to get off the couch?
    When will you start your physical activity programme?

Where can you do it?

Within the many sports centres, community centres and community halls around Falkirk, there are many opportunities to take part in regular physical activity, on both a formal or informal basis. There's something for everyone, for all ages and all abilities.

Alternatively, you may wish to be active outdoors, in one of the many parks within Falkirk. Parks are some of the most accessible and socially inclusive facilities available and there are 91 parks in the Falkirk area.

Contact us

Lee Kelso
Health & Fitness Officer
Grangemouth Stadium
Kersiebank Avenue
Grangemouth
FK3 0EE

01324 504556
Last updated: 27 December 2012 at 11:26