In light of Covid-19 the guidelines around physical activity and exercise have changed. Please review this page for further information.

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1. Why get active?

The council's vision is for all people in Lambeth to be physically active in their daily lives.

We know it can often feel that life is too busy to get fit and be active - but making time for some form of physical activity each day can actually be fun and really easy.


With the latest Government Covid-19 guidance stating that we should practice social distancing and self-isolation where applicable it is more important than ever to look after your physical wellbeing.

Your physical health has a big impact on how you are feeling emotionally and mentally. At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which in turn can make you feel worse. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise inside where possible and outside once a day.

If you are able to go outside, consider walking or gardening (keeping the recommended 2 metres from others as outlined in the social distancing guidance).

If you are staying at home, you can find free easy 10 minute work outs from Public Health England or other exercise videos to try at home on the NHS Fitness Studio.

There are also a range of other exercise tips and resources on this page to help.

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2. Find physical activity

Get Active London is a project designed to bring together all of London's Sport and Physical activity offerings into one up-to-date information hub. Find local activities near you.

Want to Get Active but not sure where to start? Check out Go Mammoth for a range of social sports leagues and fitness classes.

Into Sport is Disability Advice Service Lambeth's exciting service to support Disabled people to become more physically active and to take part in sport and activities alongside non-disabled people.

Use this event finder to discover local sports and exercise activities happening in Lambeth.

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3. Weight management programme

Weight management service

Please note that due to the Covid-19 outbreak the Lambeth Tier 2 Weight Management service has been suspended until further notice and will not be taking any new referrals.

If you’re a patient registered with a Lambeth GP, you can ask for a referral to the new weight management service provided by Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust.

This high-quality, individualised service will include both practical sessions to increase physical activity levels and education to improve quality of diet and reduce energy intake. The combination will help users achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

GP Referral

You will need to ask your GP to make a referral for a clinical assessment. You will be assessed on whether the programme is right for you based on your body mass index (BMI), any long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, and your motivation to change and stick to the plan to find your healthy weight.

For more information please visit the Guy's and St Thomas NHS website.