Get Active

Many of us struggle to get enough exercise in our daily life, but we all know how important physical activity is. Here you can find activities for all ages, abilities and interests, across the district.

Being physically active can help reduce your risk of many different health problems as well as helping you feel better. Everyone can do something to increase their level of activity. Moving for just 30 more minutes a day can make a real difference.  It’s OK to do this in 10 minutes chunks to build up to the recommended levels of activity.

Eastbourne’s seafront, parks, gardens and surrounding countryside makes it the ideal place to get out and about, whether you like walking, running, cycling, gardening or just a gentle stroll.

Lewes also has an abundance of open public spaces perfect for getting outside and physically active, including Lewes Priory, Pells recreation ground & pool, Lewes grange and acres of downland throughout the district.

Look for local cycle groups in Greenhavens area (Telscombe through to Seaford), there are lots of events that take place throughout the year all advertised on the website, as well as links to all the cycle routes in East Sussex.

If you are into sport or want to try a new activity, there are hundreds of clubs and sessions to choose from every week. Use the Events Calendar to find out about what’s happening in and around the town, and the Directory to look for particular activities.  You can find everything from Angling to Zumba, Athletics to Tea Dances.

NHS Choices have a series of useful guides for people to get started into exercise. Covering a range of topics including running (couch to 5k programme), swimming, walking & cycling, full details can be found at:

For more ideas and tools to help you take your next step visit the Change4Life website