Sport & Exercise

Keep Active

Keeping active is not only vital for your physical health but for your mental health too. Discover events and resources to boost your mood.

We currently offer a variety of workshops and outdoor activities to help keep you active. You can choose from Yoga, Self-Defence or Weightlifting workshops as well as outdoor Bootcamps:

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Weekly Active Lives Jogging Sessions

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Join our Active Lives team for some engaging FREE running sessions

Just Play Sport Sessions

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The just play sport sessions are open to all our University students and staff and are an opportunity to try a new sport, get active and make new friends.

Feel Good Walks

University of Edinburgh staff and students are invited to come along for a lunchtime Feel Good walk to help boost your mood.

The benefits of being physically active

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Find out more about how being physically active can benefit your mental health and wellbeing.

Keep active from home

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A collection of how-to videos and home workouts


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An introduction to some of the basic building blocks of yoga - an ideal form of exercise at home.

Introduction to running

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Advice and support for those looking to incorporate running into their exercise routine.


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An introduction to some of the basic building blocks of Pilates - an ideal form of exercise at home.

Managing acute injury

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Advice and support for managing an acute injury.

Other resources to help keep you active

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Discover some of the other support available from other external organisations to help keep you active

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Helpful advice and support from other health and wellbeing services