Find a way of being active that you enjoy – you are more likely to stick at it!
Get your heart beating faster and your lungs working harder for at least 10 minutes at a time – going on a brisk walk and keeping pace for 10 minutes is really good for you.
The NHS recommends that adults, and older people who are fit and healthy, should aim to do at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (which is the same as, 30 minutes, five times a week). This can include cycling or walking fast.
You should also do strength exercises twice a week. Examples of strengthening exercises include lifting weights, push-ups and sit-ups, as well as heavy gardening, such as digging and shovelling.
If you are new to exercising, the NHS choices website has a digital Fitness Studio with some helpful instructor led videos, covering aerobics, strength and resistance, pilates, and yoga – why not give them a try!
Always consult your doctor or healthcare professional before beginning any exercise or diet programme. The general information provided on this website, or linked to on external websites, is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional’s advice.