Activity guidelines2018-09-07T12:01:30+00:00

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ACTIVITY

What exercise should I do

What exercise should I do, and how much?

Activity guidelines recommend 30 minutes exercise a day. Ideally, most of that should be vigorous – enough to get you puffed – but it doesn’t need to be in one hit.

Try ways to make activity part of your day:

  • Take the stairs instead of the lift.
  • Walk to the shops rather than drive.
  • Get off the bus early or park the car further away and walk the rest of the way.
  • When you walk, step out briskly.
  • Wash your car by hand.
  • Use chores around the garden to work up a sweat.

The great news is: the type of activity or exercise does not matter. It can be playing active games with the kids; going for a family walk or bike ride; taking a brisk walk with a friend or colleague at lunchtime; playing sport; dancing or gardening or sex.

Most importantly, do whatever exercise is fun. That way you are more likely to enjoy it and keep doing it.

So, have a go. It’s OK to start small and build up.

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