It may sound simple, but walking is a great form of exercise that you can do every day. Little things like taking the stairs instead of the lift, or getting off the bus a stop early and walking the rest of the way can all really add up.
If you fancy exploring your local area, North Ayrshire has lots of great walking routes for you to try! For example, The Isle of Arran Costal Way and Ayrshire Costal Paths have some beautiful views for you to enjoy while you walk. Going with friends or family gives you a chance to have a bit of a chat while you walk, and being in the outdoors is great for your mental health too. Win-win!
2. Kilwinning Sports Club
With your Young Scot card you can get 25% off on Sports activities at Kilwinning Sports Club. They offer lots of different activities for you to try on your own or with friends! With such amazing discounts, what better excuse to get involved?
3. Park Run
Park Run is a free weekly 5k event, and as your time is recorded each week it allows you the chance to monitor your own progress and compete against your own best time!
This events are on in a variety of locations throughout North Ayrshire including in Ayr at Rozelle Park, and Eglinton Country Park in Irvine, every Saturday at 9.30am.
If you'd like to get involved in your local community, there are also plenty of opportunities to volunteer at Park Run events.
4. Go Swimming
Go for a swim at North Ayrshire Leisure. Swimming is great for you, and as it is indoors its a fab way to get some physical activity if the weather outside is cold, dark and less than appealing! Plus, with your Young Scot card you can get a discount on swimming at a number of leisure centres around North Ayrshire!
5. Go Ice Skating
Ice Skating is a great way to get some more physical activity, and have fun with your friends at the same time. You can get a discount with your Young Scot card when you go Ice Skating at North Ayrshire Leisure facility. Plus, if you're looking for something to do at the weekend then there are Ice Discos on a Friday and Saturday night, with reduced prices for Young Scot cardholders, where you can skate to the best mix of music!