Keeping active in Southwark​

The benefits of regular exercise


Keeping fit is brilliant for your health. Regular exercise is the cheapest and best way to stay well.

It makes you feel better and gives you more energy but most importantly it can reduce your risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer by up to 50 per cent.

The Southwark Council website provides information on exercise options in Southwark - including community walks and cooking classes you can take part in and tips on cycling in Southwark. There is also a list of all the free outdoor gyms in Southwark.  

The NHS Choices fitness pages provide a guide to how much exercise is right for you, help you find a type of exercise that you will enjoy and tell you more about the benefits of regular exercise and keeping active.