Be Healthy, Be Active

The Benefits of Physical Activity

At every life stage it is important that we build physical activity into our daily routines and there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) makes a number of recommendations for: 

Use the links above to view the CMO Infographics. 

Active Cumbria have a number of programmes to support your own physical activity and health and those of the people your organisation is working with:

  • Active Start for Early Years - We believe that active children are healthy, happy, school ready and sleep better. That's why we work with nursery settings and parents to help them embrace physical activity.
  • Active Travel to School - encouraging everyone to travel actively on the school run.
  • Activity Finder - Find your sport or activity on our Activity Finder. With over hundreds of clubs across Cumbria from over 40 sports, theres a wide range of activities to get involved in. 
  • Live Longer Better in Cumbria - a programme which complements our goal to support older adults, particularly those with or at risk of long-term health conditions to be more active. 
  • Ramblers Wellbeing Walks - find a walk near you.  Walk leaders ensure that all walks are short, over easy terrain and allow you to walk at your own pace.  Could you be a walk leader and organise works in your community?  Find out more
  • Street Tag - keep active with the app. A programme for workplaces, community groups, schools and families - in fact anyone and everyone to keep physically active. 
  • Support for Schools - We provide a range of programmes for children and young people of school age and work with  primary and secondary schools across the County to support them with PE and School Sport
  • Travel Actively - everyday active journeys.  Walk, wheel or scoot your way to an active day and choose to travel actively.

Equality & Diversity

We believe that Sport & Physical Activity is for everyone and our aim is to make sure that equality, diversity and inclusion run through everything we do.