Being active is an important aspect of being healthy and in Liverpool sport and physical activity is akey part of our lives. To be active you need to take personal responsibility and make a choice to find out waht activities are available, where they are located and how they can be accessed.
In order to benefit health children need to be active for at least one hour per day every day, whilst for adults the target is 30 minutes per day for at least five days a week. Activity comes in many different forms including walking, cycling, dance, play, traditional sport, gym based, use of parks and outdoor spaces for activity etc.
Keeping active in Liverpool
Keep as active as you can everyday but combine this with relaxation and you will feel good, look good and even live longer.
The main way to achieve this is to choose activities that you will enjoy. It doesn’t have to be extreme; even walking is great or dancing to music in your own living room. Remember, to avoid injury, start gently and build up. Stop if you feel discomfort and if in doubt seek advice from a qualified fitness professional or see your doctor.
Recent research has shown that in Liverpool only 18% of adults are active enough to benefit their health. The targets for children to be active are not being met.
The Liverpool Active City initiative sets out to bring together the providers of sport and physical activity in the city to ensure that they are aware of each of the different activity projects around the city. Find out more here:
Liverpool is a leader in sport and sporting provision. The city offers a wide range of facilities for everybody, from municipal golf courses to allotments to the operation of 15 Lifestyle Fitness Centres. Typically the Centres offer a balance of high quality fitness and relaxation facilities including state of the art gym equipment, exercise studios for exercise classes, swimming pools, sports halls, and synthetic pitches.
You can also use the Lifestyles wellness system which is a software programme that allows your Lifestyles Instructor to create the best exercise programme for you, set achievable fitness goals, and track your progress - keeping you motivated all of the time.
Lifestyles Membership schemes offer extensive use of sport and leisure facilities across the City. There is free access to children and Liverpool residents who are in receipt of certain benefits can apply for a concessionary discounted membership.
0151 233 3000
Liverpool parks and green spaces
Liverpool may be a city and urban area but it benefits from 10 city parks, 14 district parks, 46 neighbourhood parks, 45 playgrounds and four local nature reserves.
The parks and gardens are ideal for relaxation and recreation. They span from quiet havens to a much grander scale such as the great Victorian Parks.
All are easy to access by public transport and there is a full calendar of events and a ranger service to help you make best use of the facilities.
The parks and ranger service can be contacted on:
0151 233 3000