About the campaign
Let’s get our heart rates up for 30 minutes a day and show the fantastic facilities, classes, clubs and open spaces in Brent some love.
Just 30 minutes of activity is proven to have massive benefits to your health and the good news is there are hundreds of places and ways to get active in the borough.
‘My heart beats for Brent’ is inspired by the many active residents who already demonstrate a real affection for the facilities; classes; parks; open spaces and clubs in Brent and many of these activities are absolutely FREE!
Benefits of exercising just 30 minutes a day
- boosting your cardiovascular endurance
- regulating your cholesterol
- improving your heart health
- lowering your blood pressure
- burning calories to help you maintain your weight or shed a few pounds.
Short on long chunks of time?
Even brief bouts of activity offer benefits for instance, if you can't fit in one 30-minute walk, try three 10-minute walks instead.
What's most important is making regular physical activity part of your lifestyle.
Watch how people are already exercising with #GetYour30
My Heart Beats Launch Sep 2016
My Heart Beats launch video with Harry Kane and Eric Dier
Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt were in Wembley on Wednesday 7 September to meet fans ahead the club’s upcoming UEFA Champions League campaign.
Watch the video and find out what Harry and Eric's heart beats for!
Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, Krupesh Hirani said: “Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.
“People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
“I exercise regularly and my heart beats for Gladstone Park Run on Saturday mornings it also beats for 5-aside football at Alperton Goals with my friends.
“I would encourage you to try and exercise somewhere you love for just 30 minutes a day and start seeing the benefits to not only your waistline but your health too.”