Fitness and exercise for adults

Being physically active and limiting your sedentary behaviour every day is essential for your health and well-being. All it takes is between 2½ and 5 hours of moderate physical activity or 1 ¼  to 2 ½ hours of vigorous activity (or a combination of both) a week for adults. So what’s stopping you?

There are lots of ways that you can be more physically active throughout the day, including:

  • use the stairs instead of the escalator or lift
  • get off the bus one stop earlier and walk the rest of the way
  • catch up with friends for a walk rather than sitting to chat
  • plan outdoor activities such as bike riding or walking
  • try some indoor activities such as dancing, indoor swimming, squash etc
  • enjoy a game of tennis with friends
  • turn off the tv during the day and get out in the garden.