Physical Activity

Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity can have immediate and long-term health benefits.
For more information about local services please use the Adult Social Care and Health Directory

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week.

Active MK Exercise Referral Scheme (AMKERS)

-  offered at a number of gyms across Milton Keynes, If you have been inactive for a long time or have pre-existing medical condition and are worried about exercising, AMKERS can help. This service is GP referral only.

For information about this service you can Email (for information only) or Tel. 01908 253154  



Walking for Health

Enjoy MK’s parks and open spaces with these free volunteer led, health walks.

Get into Sport

The Milton Keynes Council Sports Development Team supports and co-ordinates a range of sporting and recreation opportunities for everyone across Milton Keynes including cycling and walking. 

Email Leisure services or phone 01908 253154 for further information.

Get Cycling

Cycling activities and events in the area for all ages and abilities with lots of rides to join run by the council or with friendly local cycle clubs. All the information you need to 'Get Cycling' is on our cycling web pages.

Contact our Cycling and Walking team by email or call 01908 254728

Physical activity & health

Physical Activity Guidelines provide infographics explaining the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all age groups, disabled adults, pregnant women and women after childbirth

Last Updated: 7 September 2020