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Need some inspiration?

So... do you need that little push to get going?

Haven't done any physical activity for a long time?

From time to time we all need a little motivation to keep us on track or to get kick-started.

It's easy to get out of the habit of regular exercise and often hard to get going again. Whatever your age, fitness level or ability, GO Active can help you take steps towards a healthier lifestyle, helping you find an activity that you enjoy doing and that fits in with your week.

Getting yourself started

As we all know, its easy to get out of the habit of exercising and to get started up again, and it can be just as hard to get yourself started in the first place! NHS Choices have some great ideas and suggestions to help you to overcome some common barriers to exercise.

Whatever position you are in, lets try and get more active either by trying something new, starting off gently or getting back in an old sporting hobby.


One You
A Campaign brought to you by Public Health England.

Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these small things can add up to an unhealthy you.

Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life.

Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life.

Our lifestyles can be more unhealthy than we think. Start the fight back to a healthier you. Take the One You quiz and see how you score.


Motivational tips & suggestions

There are many ways that busy mums, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine.

Whether you have a whole hour or just 10 minutes, why not try out some of these fantastic tips and suggestions that you can fit into your day whenever is best for you.



Here is a bit of great inspiration!

Step forward to see how some of the local Oxford dance groups keep active.

This Girl Golf's


Some great blogs...


Get fit in your 50's


23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

In this video, Dr Mike Evans speaks about the health related issues that many of us are currently facing. Key aspects covered include; what makes the biggest difference to our health and what simple changes we can make to our lifestyle in order to improve the quality of life.

Staying motivated to keep active

It can be very difficult to keep up the momentum when exercising, although with the right strategies it is not impossible. See how others have overcome their barriers to exercise and maintained motivation to keep active.

Chandra's Story

Hear Chandra's impressive story of how she is able to stay active at her own pace. She highlights the benefits that exercise has had on her mental, social and physical health and is a prime example of how to keep active no matter what your age.

Colin's Story

Colin shares his great story of how the "couch potato" lifestyle led him to a heart attack and what he did to fight back. His story is very inspirational and proves it is never too late to start!