Adults should try to add 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, or some vigorous exercise for 75 minutes a week. You don’t have to do it all in one go. You can spread it across the week in 10, 20 or 30 minute sessions. Staying active keeps your heart healthy, reduces your risk of serious illness and strengthens joints. It’s also a great way of reducing your stress levels and lifting your mood if you’re feeling down.
Getting active is simply a matter of spending less time sitting down. It might seem small, but try taking the stairs instead of the lift, parking the car further away, or get off the bus a stop early. Try and fit activity into the things you already do, like walking the dog, going to the shops or even try some chair exercises. Start with something small, and then do it every day.