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Getting started with movement

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During the Covid-19 pandemic all appointment requests are handled initially by telephone or video consultation.

Please ring the surgery during our opening hours and we will call you back

How to book an appointment

To make an appointment please ring 01725 510296 during surgery hours (8.30am-1pm, 2pm-6.30pm). 

If you come into the surgery you can ask at the reception desk. Sensitive issues can be dealt with away from the reception area - please ask a member of staff.

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason, please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

I want to just start moving more and being more active... 


Chair Based Exercise

Walking Groups



20 minute chair exercises sitting down workout - "seated exercises for seniors, elderly and everyone else."

 Click here for a link to walking groups in the area and here for a list of local walks!

Active 10: Exercise...made easy.  Walk your way to health 

Couch To 5k: A running plan for absolute beginners 


I have a medical condition or am pregnant and I'm not sure what I can do... 


Swimming For Mental Health


Pregnancy.  See the resources on Moving Medicine here.  

Moving Medicine: This website gives some advice on physical activity in the following scenarios:

  • Cancer

  • COPD

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Type 2 Diabetes 

  • Rheumatic Disease 

  • Musculoskeletal pain 

  • Stroke

  • Amputee

  • Postnatal 

  • Pregnancy 

Swimming is a great form of exercise.  There is also evidence that cold water immmersion has huge benefits for mental health.  See our separate page here.  



Postnatal information lealet.  

Flowchart: Are you ready to increase physical activity?

Activity Recommendations 0-12 weeks


What about for children?

Click Here for the Physical Activity Guidelines  

Resources for mental health 




PE With Joe: I think we're all familiar with PE with Joe Wicks now...Aimed at Kids and families 

Homeschooling ideas: Fun sports ideas for kids 

Moving Medicine: This website gives some advice on physical activity for children with medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and mental health. :


I want to step it up a notch, maybe try some sports...


Yes, it is totally daunting starting a new club - you are not alone! 


It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or an expert, and no matter your age, most people get a little nervous joining a new club.  The New Forest is rife with sports clubs and social groups - they cater for all levels (including walking sports) to advanced, including:


Lawn Bowls

Tennis and Squash

Triathlon Clubs 

Cycling Groups 

Running Groups

Swimming and Sea Swimming 







Outdoors activities, indoors activities (when COVID rules allow), you name it - there will be something for you in the New Forest.  


Looking for more direction or support?

Our social prescribers can help identify what might work for you.


Looking for some specific training support?

Your health care team can refer some people to Exercise on Referral schemes, with accessible personal trainers in certain local gyms to help get you off on the right foot.  Ask any health care professional at your surgery for more information.


Interested in group support?

We we will be running healthy living groups - coming Soon!

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