Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Physical inactivity is known to be the fourth leading cause of global mortality. Many of the leading causes of ill health in today’s society, such as coronary heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes, could be prevented if more inactive people were to become active. Physical activity plays a key role in

Physical inactivity is known to be the fourth leading cause of global mortality. Many of the leading causes of ill health in today’s society, such as coronary heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes, could be prevented if more inactive people were to become active. Physical activity plays a key role in preventing:

  • coronary heart disease cases
  • stroke
  • cancer
  • type 2 diabetes cases
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Liver disease

In addition to reducing premature death and the incidence of disease, participating in physical activity
also has benefits for mental health, quality of life and wellbeing and maintaining independent living in older age. Physical activity has proven significant positive effects on, and can prevent the onset of many health conditions.

Physical Activity classes / facilities

Somerset Activity Finder holds a lot of information of classes / sessions in Somerset both facility and community based. http://www.zingsomerset.co.uk

Somerset Health Walks

Somerset has a wide variety of health walks that are accessible to all, and free of charge. The walks take place all over the County, and vary in length, effort and walk type. To access more information about the Somerset Health Walks, visit https://www.zingsomerset.co.uk/?page=activities&id=195


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