May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
3rd May 2017
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We all  know that physical activity is good for you. Regular physical activity may help prevent or delay many health problems. Being active may help you look and feel better, both now and in the future. So what's stopping you?

Maybe you think that working out is boring, joining a gym is costly, or fitting one more thing into your busy day is impossible. But it’s time to make fitness a priority.

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

But don't wait start today!

There are many ways to keep active that are FREE, but it is essential you pick an activity that you enjoy. 

You can:

  • Go for a brisk walk around the neighborhood
  • Ride a bicycle to work or just for fun
  • Play outdoor games with your children
  • Encourage your whole family to get active outside – go for a hike or organize a family game of soccer, cricket or rounders. 

Remember, engaging your whole family is not only a great way to get everyone involved in physical fitness, but it’s also a great way to connect and bond with them too.


Physical fitness and exercise is for everyone! 


If you are overweight or obese, getting active can help you lower your risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer

*You should always consult with your physician before starting any exercise program


If you have a health condition like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, physical activity can help you manage it. Ask your doctor what types of activity are best for you.

Exercise not only improves physical fitness, but it also improves your overall health and well-being, Exercise aids in weight loss and maintaining weight, combats health conditions and diseases, improves mood (who doesn’t want to feel happier and more relaxed?), boosts energy, promotes better sleep, you can achieve all these benefits with just 30 minutes of exercise per day, or 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents. 


It is important to encourage young people to participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, that are enjoyable, and that offer variety.

If you haven't been active before, start out slowly and add new physical activities little by little. After a few weeks or months, do them longer and more often. If you aren’t sure where to start, check out these examples of physical activity plans

SOME exercise is better than No exercise!

2.5 hrs of moderate exercise per week = 3.4yrs longer life!


With many fantastic venues to choose from located in Solihull and the surrounding area, as recommended on the bestof, why not visit each one, and see what they have to offer and find the activity that suits you?

West Warwickshire Sports Club

Solihull Moors Football Club

Crowne Plaza  - Fitness & Wellness Facilities

Make A Splash  & Water Hugs  Swim Schools

Four Ashes Golf Centre

Solihull Ice Rink - Silver Blades

Solihull Parks  - there are over 1,500 acres of parks and open spaces in Solihull

Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club

Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

Tennis In Solihull

Bowls in Solihull

Rugby League



So Ready, Set Move in May!

About the Author

Ann A

Member since: 27th May 2014

Hi! I'm Ann and with my husband John, said 'Farewell' to bestof on 31st July 2017 and are returning to the horticultural trade. Thank you to everyone past and present for reading my blogs.

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