Get Active

Better Health

Better Health is a ground-breaking new adult health campaign that provides an opportunity for the nation to reset and introduce healthy changes. 

Over 60% of adults in the UK are overweight

Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of years and modern life doesn’t always make it easy. But this extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19.

Better Health Webpage

The good news is that making a few simple changes to lower your BMI (Body Mass Index) can help you lower your risk.

That's why the NHS have launched Better Health, a brand-new website that gives you all the support you need to lose weight and improve your health, including a new NHS Weight Loss Plan app to help start you on your journey. 

There's never been a better time to get started.

Physical Activity

When it comes to exercise, some is good, but more is better – the more time active you are, the greater the health benefits. Remember every minute counts!

It is never too late to get active to improve your health, so start small and build up starting from 10 minutes of brisk walking a day.

For help and support

For ideas on how to increase your physical activity you can find links and inspiration on the free resources below and there are further links on our Stay Active at Home webpages.

Couch to Fitness

We know a lot of people want to feel fitter, and want to find activities they can do at home, so Couch to Fitness was created - an at-home exercise plan for beginners.

NHS Fitness Studio

Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories.

These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes.  

Join the Movement

Many people enjoy the feeling of exercising in a group, that's why Join the Movement pulled together a timetable of live online activity classes to help you exercise alone, together.

There's a selection of both free and paid-for classes, as well as sessions to suit all ability levels.


Over 1 in 3 men are not active enough for good health


Almost half of women are not active enough for good health