Keeping active

Long term conditions: Keeping active
An exercise class at Active for Health Greenwich

There are many ways to keep fit and healthy. Staying active can improve your energy levels, improve your breathlessness and reduce the risk of many chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. 

In the Royal Borough of Greenwich, there are many ways to keep fit and healthy, including: 

Active for health offers a free community based physical activity programme across the borough. For more information call 0800 5875833 or visit www.greenwichsplash.nhs.uk 

Healthwise is a physical activity referral scheme providing a wide range of exercise classes and individualised programmes for people with a health condition. These sessions are held at leisure centres around the borough. Your practice nurse or GP can refer you, or for more information call the Healthwise team on 020 8317 5000 ext 2130. 

For ideas of walking routes around the borough visit www.greenchain.com or contact Active for health for details about walks led by a qualified instructor. 

If you don't know where to start, an NHS Health Trainer can help. They offer free one to one support to help you make the next move to keeping fit and healthy. Call 0800 587 5833 for more information and ask for a health trainer. 

For those experiencing breathlessness, we offer a pulmonary rehabilitation programme.

If you live in Bexley, you can find information about keeping healthy and well on the Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group website

You can also search for activities in your local area on the Change for Life website.