Active Scotland



Active Scotland Partners

  • NHS Health Scotland
  • Healthier Scotland



Get Out and About

On the swings in the park - out and about.

Don't want to be stuck indoors all day? Then why don't you get outside and get active.

Our natural environment provides a vast array of opportunities to be physically active - walking, cycling, playing in the park, flying a kite, having a kick about, exploring the local undergrowth, venturing into the garden or something more challenging.

Open spaces, like parks, woodlands, waterways and playing fields, are a great place to go and get active. Some people would even go as far as describing these outdoor places as a 'gym without a roof'. Better still, many of these activities are free, good for you and good for the environment too.

Outdoors you'll find more formal types of activity such as golf, tennis, bowls, rugby, shinty, and football, but there are lots of recreational opportunities too. Have you thought about going for a bike ride, joining a walking or rambling group, splashing about in a kayak, or climbing a tree?

Being outdoors is not only an ideal place to be active, but just being out there is proven to have a positive impact on your wellbeing.

The outdoors really do provide something for everyone so, whether you are looking to return to an activity that you used to do or find something new, why not give it a try? Get out and get active.

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