LEAPActive is now part of the Healthy Weight Programme based at The Health Promotion Service. We work with people of all ages throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to promote physical activity.
We offer a wide range of programmes and information aimed at increasing awareness of why we should be physically active in our daily lives and provides practical opportunities to get people motivated to make positive lifestyle changes.
If you're not doing the recommended amount of physical activity and would like to do more help is here!
Swim Fit Sessions
These swim sessions encourage people who are overweight or have a medical condition to become more physically active to benefit their health. Read more about Swim Fit Sessions
StreetGames is an exciting project which offers sports activities for 11-16 year olds. It takes place within local communities and it is totally free of charge. Read more about StreetGames
Physical activity reviews
Physical activity reviews aim to increase individuals physical activity levels taking into consideration any existing medical conditions they may be currently suffering from. Read more about Physical activity reviews
Physical activity is important for all ages as it can reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers by up to 50%.
Physical activity also promotes musculoskeletal health and mental health and well-being, however physical activity levels in England are low in virtually all of the adult population and concerns are increasing for some groups of children as well.
For most people the easiest forms of physical activity are those that can be incorperated into everyday life, such as walking instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the lift or taking up active hobbies such as gardening, swimming or zumba!