Health, Lifestyle and Exercise

Parkwalk. Ready to strive for five?

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You can walk at the same pace throughout or, if you want, you can alter the pace that you walk as indicated. Remember that any plan is only a guide, so please do go at your own pace and do as much or as little as you can or want, celebrating your progress along the way.

Print out the Parkwalk Strive for Five plan, and tick off each week as you go.

Get Out Get Active

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Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a programme in Tayside that started in April 2020. GOGA supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.

In Tayside GOGA is a partnership between Scottish Disability Sport and NHS Tayside. All partners are focused on getting some of Tayside’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.

GOGA Tayside’s activities are for all levels and abilities and can be adapted to your needs

Go on, Give it a GOGA!


The charity ANGUSalive is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since 1 December 2015.

ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which inspire healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through the use of our sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries.

Move More ANGUSalive

If you have had a cancer diagnosis, whatever stage you are in your cancer journey, Move More ANGUSalive is here to support you to get and stay active.

Smoking Cessation

Wanting to stop smoking?

Weight Management

Healthy lifestyle information and advice is available from your GP practice, community pharmacies and healthy working lives advisors.

Winning Weigh groups is an interactive, friendly and fun-filled healthy lifestyle weight management programme for anyone that needs to lose some weight. The groups are run by trained staff at various locations throughout Angus, and there is also ongoing support. For further details or to book a place telephone 01356 665141.

Be Active, Live Well

An active lifestyle can improve your sense of well-being and help you live better with a longterm condition. Exercise can also:

  • Reduce blood pressure and improve circulation
  • Help with better sleep and improve stamina
  • Reduce stress and lessen anxiety, reduce depression
  • Lower cholesterol and assist in weight control
  • Strengthen bones and increase flexibility

Angus Council Leisure Services run a variety of exercise opportunities. Go to Leisure, tourism and the outdoors for more information or telephone Montrose Sports Centre on 01674 662666.

Dorothy Dobson

Large groups of people ‘around 60 years old’ who exercise together, enjoyably and safely. There is 45 minutes of rhythmical, mobilising exercise using all types of music to help tone, stretch and slacken. Classes are available in Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose. For more information telephone 01382 221953.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi provides a moderate intensity aerobic workout for the netire body, taught as a sequence of moves or postures. The effect is to strengthen and exercise every part of the body. Tai Chi also has a soothing effect on the mind. It is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of fitness and mobility.

For more information contact Angus Tai Chi Academy by telephone on 0754 4621321, email [email protected] or visit the Angus Tai Chi Academy website.

‘Steps Tay Health’ Walking Groups

Health walks are designed for individuals interested in becoming more active and meeting new people. A health walk consists of a short, 30 minutes walk around a planned route, in a small group led by a trained, experienced volunteer Walk Leader. Participants can choose their own pace, the walks are suitable for all ability levels. There are walking groups in Forfar, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Letham.

For more information telephone 01307 476495 or email [email protected]