Aim to do at least 150 minutes of exercise in the week – this is the equivalent of 5 periods of 30 minutes of exercise. Exercise should make you breathe faster and warm you up. This could be as simple as taking a brisk walk on your lunch break or tiring yourself out doing housework!
Tips for a more active lifestyle:
- Go on a brisk walk for 15 minutes of your lunch break, this means you’ve already completed half (75 minutes) of your recommended weekly amount!
- Try at home workouts. Its free and allows you to get creative! Loads of 10-15-minute workouts can be easily found online.
- Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.(NHS. 2017)