Aug-Sept 2016 - Physical Activity

Healthy Peterborough

Support & Useful Links - Physical Activity

If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. It’s free, easy to take and has an immediate effect.

People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

However for some people becoming more active requires support which is why local physical activity programmes have been established (see below):

Enrol your child on the FREE local MoreLife programme

MoreLife is the local weight management programme for children and families in Peterborough that has helped hundreds of families lose a little weight and gain a load more energy! MoreLife Clubs are completely free to children in the Peterborough area and their families. To be eligible you need to be aged between 4 and 17 years old, and be above a healthy weight.

To find out more or book your place, 0800 376 56 55 or email

Join your FREE local Let’s Get Moving programme for adults

Let’s Get Moving supports inactive adults and those with long-term conditions to become more active. Patients identified as not meeting the physical activity recommendations are offered a brief intervention that:

  • highlights the health benefits of physical activity;
  • works through key behaviour change stages; and
  • concludes with a clear physical activity goal set by the patient, identifying local activity-based opportunities.

To find out more or book your place, 0800 376 56 55 or email


Fit for Life

A FREE 10 week Healthy Lifestyle Course with physical activity sessions for anyone over the age 16 who has a BMI of 25+ or health problems such as type II diabetes and CVD who are interested in making health changes.

To find out more or book your place, 01733 207187 or email



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  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust