Physical Activity


Want to get more active?

Regular physical activity is a fantastic way to maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Why be physically active

There are so many health benefits to physical activity, from improving your mood to helping reduce the risk of having a long-term health condition such as:

  • Type II Diabetes by 40%
  • Cardiovascular Disease by 35%
  • Falls, Depression and Dementia by 30%
  • Joints and Back Pain by 25%
  • Certain Cancers by 20%

By doing a little bit of physical activity every day you will start to feel an improvement in health.

Who can get fit with us?

  • If you live in Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay)

How you can increase your physical activity with us

Our fully qualified Health Coaches work with you to help you set personal goals. They will help you find local physical activities that you can do using outdoor and indoor spaces.  From cycling to work to using outdoor gyms in your local park.  There is plenty around for you to keep fit.

Our Health Coaches will check in with you at regular agreed intervals to see how you're progressing and provide any support and encouragement you might need.

Where you can get help to get more active

Wherever you live in Devon there will be something available to you to help you achieve your goals at a time and place to suit you. Our Health Coaches can help point you in the direction of locations all over the county, or you can find services local to you.

If you prefer to be active outdoors why not join a weekly health walk, led by fully trained walk leaders? They are great for mental as well as physical health, these walks of 30 minutes to an hour also give you the chance to be sociable, meet new people and enjoy nature in places. Click here to find more phyiscal activity links and information.

How to access support today

If you think you could benefit from some support to get more active complete our short online assessment.

Take the Online Assessment TODAY

If you would like to talk to someone about this service and its benefits to you, please contact us on 01392 908 139 or use our online chat (bottom right) to talk to one of our friendly team.

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Begin your health journey

Our online health assessment is designed to help us understand your health needs and how we can best support you to achieve your healthy goals. By the end of the assessment we will be able to understand and prioritise your needs, and guide you in the best way to achieve success.

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Peter's Story

Peter was referred to the coaches at OneSmallStep to help him look at his lifestyle after going to see his GP as he was feeling tired and sluggish.

Right from the start I had someone to speak to who had the right information and facts about healthy eating. The advisers listened carefully and understood how to help

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