Healthy and Active Swale
For many of us the words healthy and active bring to mind images of running marathons and sticking to our 5 a day. In reality though being health and active is more about our personal journeys towards keeping our minds and bodies as healthy as we are able to by engaging in activities that keep our minds active and our bodies moving.
In Swale we are fortunate that there is a diverse range of activities available to us. Our natural landscape affords us with various opportunities to spend time outdoors engaging in activities for free. Be it exploring our beaches, having a family day out at a local park or taking advantage of our cycling and walking routes.
In each area of the borough there are also a number of small charity groups who run a range of low cost/free activities. More details of these can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. These groups can be a great way to try something new in a supportive and friendly environment. If you are looking to take part in a specific activity or sport there are a number of leisure centres and sports clubs throughout the borough the details of which can also be found in the links below.
We really are confident that there is something for everyone in Swale and we love hearing about the different groups and activities that are on offer.
If you would like us to feature a blog about an activity that you run or take part in please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our local health partners OneYouKent can provide advice and support to assist you on your journey to a healthier you.
If you are an activity provider the Healthy and Active Swale Network has been established locally to share information and support those who offer physical activity and sport opportunities in Swale. Just one of many networks supported by Sport England.
There are activities and opportunities for both residents and visitors to Swale to enjoy and become more active, having a positive affect you both your physical and mental health. Why not even take a picnic and enjoy the fresh air and open spaces.
You are actively encouraged to explore the opportunities open to you on the journey of health and exercise. Here are just a few to get you thinking and look further:
- Getting Active - Leisure Centres and Gyms for an all year round experience
- Beaches and Water Activities - seasonal opportunities along our coastline
- Cycling and Walking - many cycling routes and walking trails to be found right across the area
- Horse Riding - clubs and opportunities to ride
- Angling - well, what will you catch out in all that fresh air?
- Golf - clubs, driving ranges, golf centres - are you par for the exercise?
Can you inspire others to become 'healthy and active in Swale'? We'd love to hear your story or feature a new activity or sport email us at Healthy and Active Swale.