Being active at home
Introduction to creating healthier homes and living spaces.
It doesn’t matter what you do or where you do it as long as it adds up between 2½ and 5 hours of physical activity across the week for adults.
The really important thing is that it’s fun, because if we enjoy it, it’s so much easier to keep going.
You don’t have to do your physical activity all in one go either. Try doing two sessions of 15 minutes or three 10 minute blocks of activity. It all counts!
It doesn’t have to be hard work either… walking is perfect, as it’s simple and you don’t need any special equipment to do it.
What’s even better, is that walking can be included into everyday activities like going to school, work or the shops, and walking at least some of the way.
Other ways of being active are:
Trying new activities and learning new skills can also:
If you want to get fitter and enjoy even more benefits, try to include some vigorous activity like jogging, fast-paced sports and strength exercises into your weekly routine.
If you find something you enjoy, you’re more likely to keep it up.
It doesn’t matter how far or how fast. Just three 10 minute walks a day can have you on track.
The SA Walks page can help you get started with:
It’s never too late to start, because no matter what stage of life you are at, it’s important to be active – even if you are older, haven’t been active for a while, or are just starting out.
The Being active at every age & stage page is a good place to get information about the best activities for you.
Getting active and staying active - make a physical activity plan - it doesn’t have to be strenuous to be good for you - All it takes is 30 minutes