Exercise: getting started

Dancing for fitness

Get into dancing with this beginners' guide, including a quick guide to the most popular dance styles in the UK.

Running tips for beginners

Running tips for beginners, including safety advice, technique, staying motivated and finding a running club.

Swimming for fitness

Start swimming with this beginners' guide to making swimming fun and safe.

Walking for health

A guide to walking to improve your health and fitness, including tips on getting started and making walking fun.

Cycling for beginners

Whether it's to get to work or school, or just for fun, get started in cycling with this beginners' guide.

Health benefits of rock climbing

Find out about rock climbing's unique physical and mental challenge, and the life skills it can teach.

12-week fitness plan

A 12-week exercise plan for beginners combining running and strength and flexibility workouts.

Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to get active and improve your general health