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Time to get active

Being active in Sandwell is easy and enjoyable.

To be healthy and feel the benefits of being active, every adult should aim to do 30 minutes of exercise five times a week. Including activity into your daily routine is as easy as walking around the block. It's never too late to start and you don't have to join a gym.

With the variety of activities on offer in Sandwell you will never be short of achieving your 5x30.

The 5 x 30 - Time to Get Active programme is helping adults in Sandwell to achieve 30 minutes of physical activity on five days each week, as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Feel the benefits of exercise

Exercise makes you feel good, promotes good health, helps weight loss and reduces the risk of developing life threatening diseases. If regular, physical activity can give many long term physical and mental benefits and is great fun.

Being more active is safe for most people, however you should ask your doctor's advice before starting any kind of physical activity programs, if you haven't done much exercise for a while or have had recent illness or injury.

As well as getting fitter, physical activity can help you:

  • Look and feel better
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • De-stress
  • Lose weight
  • Lower your risk of illnesses like heart disease and cancer

Activity Planner

To help you on your way to achieving an active lifestyle, we've created this useful activity diary for you to fill in to see how much activity you're doing.

Activity diaries help you identify how much exercise you are doing and chart your progress as your levels of activity increase.

Black Country in Motion

Get Healthy Get into Sport - Black Country in Motion

Through Black Country in Motion we are aiming to get inactive people into sport through the development of sport for the community, by the community.  We will be targeting eight zones across the Black Country, and will be increasing the opportunities for informal and formal sport by engaging and training community members, clubs and organisations to deliver and sustain opportunities for people to get into sport.

To find out more visit Black Country in Motion

Pages in "Time to get active"

  1. You are here Time to get active
  2. 5x30 explained
  3. What's stopping you from exercising?
  4. Join a club