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Fitness and exercise

Welcome to Bupa's health hub of
information on fitness and exercise

Easy ways to get active

How to start exercising

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Read our top tips to help you get active.

How to start exercising
Our guide to exercise



Why should I exercise?

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Find out how exercising could improve your health.

Benefits of exercise 
Exercise and weight 


How to get kids active

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Helpful ideas to get your children physically active.

Exercise for kids
Obesity in children

Top tips for fitness and exercise

What is runner's knee?

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Everything you need to know about how to treat and prevent runner's knee.

Runner's knee
Preventing sports injuries


Strength training exercises

Want to add a new type of exercise to your routine? Try some strength training exercises. These can help support and protect your joints and ligaments.


This video is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.

Tools and calculators

See how your health compares to others your age.

How ready are you to run?

How much physical activity should you be doing?

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BupaHealth on Spotify: Listen to our running playlist

How can we help you?

With Bupa-registered physiotherapists  you could be up and running in no time.

Bupa Cash Plans
Bupa Cash Plans can help with everyday costs like physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropody and acupuncture. Get a quote online  or call us on 0500 000 125 quoting ref. 4096.

Bupa Advanced Health Assessment 
Our most extensive health assessment delivering an in-depth profile of your health. Includes cardiorespiratory fitness tests and consultations. To book an assessment today call 0845 600 3458 quoting ref. HFS100.

Musculoskeletal services

We offer a range of physiotherapy and sports medicine services.

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Bupa Running

Advice on training and events, technique, how to minimise injury risk and much more from our experts.

Sports injury?

Our sports medicine doctors are all experts in their field. They will listen to you to understand your aspirations and your lifestyle, then shape your treatment around you.

Bupa Knee Clinic

Injured your knee or have a long term knee problem? The Bupa knee clinic can help you find the information and support you need.

Visit the clinic

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About our accreditation

Tweets from our Chief medical officer, Dr Paul Zollinger-Read (PZR) and the Bupa medical team.

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About us

Bupa’s health information area contains more than 1,000 pages of free and trustworthy content covering conditions, tests, treatments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All our information is written by professional health writers and are reviewed by medical experts. We aim to make all of our information relevant, reliable and readable.

  • Relevant. We incorporate feedback into reviews and features and involve users as much as possible when developing new information.
  • Reliable. We publish evidence-based, up-to-date information that is peer-reviewed and show our sources.
  • Readable. We use plain English with medical terms clearly defined.

Find out more about Bupa's health information