Be Active

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What you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental wellbeing. Regular physical activity is associated with a greater sense of wellbeing and lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups.

Participating in as little as 10 minutes of activity can increase mood. So although adults should aim to be active for at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) a week, being active in bouts of 10 minutes or more is a great way to start – and if it helps you to feel good then why not give it a go.

Ideas for being active

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  • Go for a walk or run
  • Step outside
  • Cycle
  • Play a game
  • Gardening
  • Dance
  • Exercising makes you feel good

Some suggestions for physical activities you can try across Milton Keynes including free activities like organised group walks and swimming which promotes overall fitness. Be Active - January 2017 (PDF, 233KB)

Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness, and make it a part of your life

MK Activities for Being Active this January

There are a whole host of opportunities available throughout Milton Keynes just a few examples are:           

Everyday activity health walks to enjoy the parks and open spaces of Milton Keynes. These volunteer led health walks will help you meet new people, improve your health and have fun. A full list of walks, more information and walk leader contact details are available at  

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Reactivate MK is led by Sports Development and supported by a range of partners. To find out more about activities throughout MK, visit:

Get outdoors and visit MK local parks

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The Beat the Street physical activity challenge will run throughout February into March, encouraging everyone to get out on the Redway and collect points for their school or team

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Boiler plate key messages 

  • What you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental wellbeing
  • Find physical activities that you enjoy and think about how to fit more of them into your daily life
  • If you want to get active, think about physical activity in the broadest sense

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Being active makes you happier

Move more to feel good

Run to boost your mood

Get on your bike

Exercise during your lunch break


Try something new

Walk for Health

Take the stairs instead of the lift

Exercise increases your energy levels

Move more sit less


Exercise is the miracle cure

Set a time for physical activity and stick to it

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Be active posterA3 (PDF, 122KB)

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BeActive postcard (PDF, 1.4MB)

Find out more about Be Active 

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Last Updated: 3 October 2018