Active lifestyle

30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week is the recommended amount of exercise that you should be undertaking. It's not hard to achieve this goal even if leading a busy lifestyle. Just follow our tips and links to activities available in Caerphilly County Borough.

Here are a few of the benefits to you if you are more physically active. It can:

  • be friendly and sociable
  • be free
  • help you lose weight
  • help you improve your general health
  • help reduce stress and alleviate depression helping you relax and sleep better
  • improve mobility, balance and muscle strength
  • promote an overall sense of well being
  • prevent some illnesses
  • reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity and being hurt in a fall
  • help you enjoy activities with family and friends.

Walking

Walking is the easiest exercise to fit into a busy lifestyle since you can do it anywhere at a time that suits you. Walking is simple and you do not need any specialist equipment. It is a great way for families to have fun together and discover your local area.

Click here for tips to help you get the most out of your walks

Wales is made for walking ! Discover local walks by clicking here

How about Nordic Walking?

Want to start running ?

Are you looking for some help to start running slowly and work your way up to 5K ? Try out the Couch to 5K podcast programme.

Fancy running a bit more ? try the 5K + podcast programme

Cycling

Cycling, whether it’s a day to day activity, or an occasional adventure, is a great way to help keep you and the rest of the family healthy. Cycling is a great way to help stay healthy and by cycling more often, whether it’s part of a routine or a way to go out and explore, families will be well on their way to achieving some of the changes necessary for a healthier future.

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Go to the Loops and Links website to find out more about cycle routes in the county borough. If you are a bit more adventurous there are world-class mountain bike trails at Cwmcarn Forest Drive.

Smoothies by pedal power

Healthy schools has a custom built smoothie bike that is used at festivals and community events to make getting some of your five a day fun and funky

Click here for some smoothie recipes you can try at home

To hire the smoothie bike email THOMAA13@caerphilly.gov.uk.