Moving

Fitting some physical activity into your day is easier than you think.

The One You Merton health advisors can give you advice and support on being more active.

Free one-to-one support from a local health advisor

Available 7 days a week, 7am – 7pm

020 8973 3545

Time to get moving!

Being active is really important for both body and mind.  This is because being active helps to keep your heart healthy, keeps your muscles, bones and joints strong and can help improve balance.  Moving more can also help you sleep better, which helps the brain rest and recharge.

Being active can also prevent you from getting depression and other mental health problems as well as lowering your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  So it’s time to get moving!

Fitness self-assessment

How fit are you?

By meeting recommended levels of physical activity, your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes is reduced by up to 50%.

The Department of Health recommends that adults should do 150 minutes of physical activity a week. Those aged 18 and under should be doing an hour each day. Are you doing enough?

Use this assessment to find out.

Our apps

Active 10

Active 10 quickly and simply shows you how many brisk 10 minute walks you’re doing and how to fit more into your day. Download it today to see how many Active 10s you’ve done.

Couch to 5K

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

BetterPoints

Earn points for your walking, running and cycling which you can convert to high street vouchers or donate to charity.

Opportunities to move more in Merton

Click on the links below to find out more about opportunities to help you get active in Merton.