Healthy Exercise

Exercising does not mean hours need to be spent in the gym. Alternative exercises can be incorporated into busy farming lives without the need for equipment or great expensive.

FarmWell – Farming Fit

  • The main issue around staying fit and farming can often occur when making enough time in your busy day to exercise.
  • FarmWell has developed a downloadable resource on staying farming fit, click here to view.
  • Download below.

FarmWell – Fit for harvest

  • Harvest can be one of the busiest times of the year for arable farmers, ensuring you are physically fit for the season is important for your physical and mental wellbeing to endure this demanding time. Harvest time can involve days sitting on a tractor, so understanding how you can stay healthy while sitting down for long periods of time is essentially for a healthy mind and body.
  • FarmWell has developed a downloadable resource on staying fit for harvest, click here to view.
  • Download below.


Parkrun is a 5 km free running scheme that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am nationally and internationally. Any ability and age of runner can take part, whether you are a beginner or experienced runner. There are over 6,500 parkrun clubs across the UK, check the website to find out where your nearest run may be: Find your nearest Parkrun

Fitness plans

NHS Direct Wales have a web page on Physical Activity, click here to find out the benefits of physical activity and guidelines on physical activity depending on your age.

Click here to view a physical activity diary sheet you can personalise. Download below.


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