Get Doncaster Moving

Get Doncaster Moving is a partnership that aims to help local communities become healthier and more vibrant by increasing the number of people taking part in physical activity and sport.

Focussing on five key themes covering cycling, walking, dance, sports and use of parks/open spaces, we know that physical activity contributes to healthier individuals in communities. But it is about more than just health. Physical activity and sport can and should be fun and enjoyable, often bringing people together, with individuals achieving their own aspirations.

For more information visit www.getdoncastermoving.org

 

 

 

The Get Doncaster Moving website is currently being updated, the information below will be transferred shortly.

Top 10 tips for moving more

Split activity up throughout the day

You can achieve your target in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

Walk more…

...to school/work, to visit friends, to the shops, or other places in your neighbourhood.

Park further away

If you need to drive, try to park further away from your destination and walk the rest of the way.

Play

Children love to play – it’s a great way to get them up and about, having fun and staying healthy. Playing together is a great way to be active as a family. Visit Change4life for some fun family physical activity ideas.

Take the stairs

Take the stairs instead of the lift, or get out of the lift a few floors early and use the stairs.

Mix it up

Try to find different walks, and alternate between them during the week. Gradually build up to walking 10,000 steps a day.

Go green

Heavy gardening - including pushing, bending, squatting, carrying, digging and shovelling - can provide a good workout.

Take up an active hobby

Being active is all about having fun. If we don’t enjoy it, we won’t keep it up. We all deserve to spend some time doing something we enjoy. 

Do it your way

Activity can also be a great way of having time to yourself, if you have a busy home or work life. Try a 15 minute walk after dinner – it can be a great opportunity to clear your head.

Get Technical

Use an app! Visit our Get Active Apps page for ideas.

For more information and tips on getting active visit NHS Choices.

Additional Support

Move More Doncaster

If you are looking for support to get more active and are aged over 50yrs then the Move More Doncaster service can help. This provides you with access to qualified and experienced staff who will be able to advise and support you in becoming more active. The sessions are initially  free for the first 3 months and there are a wide range of activities and locations available.

If you would like further information or to get in touch for an appointment visit www.movemoredoncaster.nhs.uk or ring 0800 0169187.

Get Set To Go

Mind has launched a new motivational website to help women with mental health problems choose a sport which is suitable to them. The website asks people to select reasons stopping them from exercising, and provides practical tips and real life stories to inspire people take the first step, and reap the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Those taking part receive one-to-one support from others with shared experiences, who understand the additional challenges a mental health problem presents to those who want to get active.

Participants also get support through Mind’s safe and supportive online social network Elefriends, by swapping tips, advice and linking up with others who are just starting out.

Local Opportunities

Click on the links below to find out about all the things you can do in Doncaster to get moving and keep active.

 

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Last updated: 18 September 2018 13:07:20