Havering Active

Havering Active is an initiative which aims to increase physical activity opportunities and encourage the people of Havering to become more physically active. This website provides information about how and where you can get active in the borough. Please check out our new Calendar section and feel free to let us know what's happening in the local area.

How much physical activity do I need to do?


It is recommended that adults achieve 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. This can be broken down e.g. doing 30 minutes, 5 times per week. If you are short for time or can’t do 30 minutes of physical activity in one go, break it down into 10 minute slots, every bit counts. Moderate physical activity makes you feel warmer and slightly out of breath, so you can still talk but not sing a song. The good news is you don’t have to spend all day in the gym! Do something you enjoy, plenty of activities count including walking, dancing, swimming, yoga, and team sports.

OR alternatively the recommended physical activity levels can be achieved by doing 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week, this is where you are significantly out of breath and you can’t hold a conversation.

Remember it is also important to do activities that build the major muscle groups. These include things like carrying or moving heavy loads such as shopping, or exercising using weights. These should be done in addition to aerobic exercise.


It is recommended that children achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day! This can include swimming, riding a bike, playing sports or walking to school.

Click 'Website' to go to Havering Active's webpage and find out about what is happening locally.

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