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Benefits of being physically active

Being active is key to leading an independent life. Doing a little bit of activity regularly can make a real difference to your health.

Community Centres

These are a great way to get involved in local activities. Here’s a handy list of Community Centres in Newcastle so you can find out what’s happening near you.

Fitness activities

Taking exercise, or doing some form of physical activity, can be an enjoyable way to spend your leisure time, as well as being of great benefit to your health.

Parks and Gardens

There are plenty of green spaces in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, where you can take a walk, ride a bike, use the play/exercise facilities and enjoy the fresh air. Some of the parks also feature part of the Hadrian’s Way. Here’s a handy list of those in Newcastle and close by.

Quick links to virtual activity online

There is so much to do online from arts to gardening, from music to a new skill – here are some quick links to keep you occupied whilst at home.

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing is where you are prescribed activity or exercise to improve your physical and mental health. It may be used in place of medication or alongside treatment.

Swimming Pools in Newcastle

There are many swimming pools in Newcastle. Find one near you.