How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age.
The following guidelines will help you understand the type and amount of activity that you need to do to be healthy:
Click on each link to download a factsheet for the specific age group:
Small amounts of activity can make a big difference. There are many benefits to becoming more active including: a great sense of achievement, having more energy, sleeping better at night and reducing your stress levels. And when you feel better, you can enjoy life more and make the most of all sorts of social opportunities.
If however you need a few ideas on staying active once you have started here are a few simple tips:
• Set yourself clear, specific and realistic goals – log in on the interactive section and set yourself some short term and longer term goals- try to make them measurable and adjust them if necessary
• Be active wherever you can be – try to walk rather than getting in the car, build activity in to your daily everyday activity
• To help you achieve your goals keep an online diary – you will find this helps keep you motivated, fascinating to see how you are getting on and gives you a focus
These are just a few tips for more ideas on staying active read on.....
To make sure that your first steps into activity are safe and enjoyable, we have put together some tips on how you can achieve this!
If you feel like there are obstacles stopping you from getting on with your fitness goals, we've got all the answers to get you on the right track! Once you get going you'll never look back!
If you want some inspiration and a few ideas on how to build some activity in to your life read on