Health and fitness

Staying healthy and feeling good about yourself is an important part of your life. A healthy lifestyle can help you grow and achieve the things you want in life.

Keeping fit is very important to your health but there is more to being healthy. It includes your feelings and connections with friends and family, managing your stress at school, college or work and having the opportunity to learn and develop your mind.

Sometimes, we all need a bit more support when things don't go right. It might be lack of confidence, body image or eating disorders, which can happen at any time.

More information and advice

In the council's website you can find out more about being active and eating well.

In our Life's ups and downs section you can find out more about five ways to improve your wellbeing.

Our Things to do section provides a list of activities in your area.

TheSite – more about fitness and diet

Change4Life - advice on eating well and keeping active.

YoungMinds – information and advice about common mental health problems.

Lancashire Young Persons Walking Group - regular walks, social activities and weekends away


If you would like help, get in touch with us for confidential information, advice and support.

We also provide services like an exercise referral scheme and a weight management programme, please check the council's website to find out what help we can offer.

Other organisations that can help you:

B-eat – helpline, online support and self-hop groups to support you with eating disorders.