How much physical activity and exercise should I be doing?

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to do 150 minutes of physical activity over a week. However, we recognise that this might be difficult, so we suggest starting small and build up slowly. Just doing 10 minutes a day will be a great start.

The easiest way to get moving is to make physical activity part of everyday life, like taking the kids to the park, going for a walk or cycling instead of using the car to get around.

The more you can do, the better. Once you feel ready, taking part in exercise classes and sport sessions once or twice a week will help you to reach 150 minutes. They are a fun way to meet people, socialise and improve your health.

Take a look at the section below for activities in your local area.




Looking for a low impact workout which you can do at home? if the answer is yes then why not try one of our low impact exercise videos on YouTube.