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Move More

Becoming more active can help to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses (including heart disease, stroke, cancer and type 2 diabetes) by up to 50% and lower risk of early death by up to 30%.

If you are an adult (aged from 19 to 64) you should aim to be physically active for at least 150 minutes a week (2.5 hrs) in at least 10 minute intervals. This exercise should be at least moderately intensive, such as brisk walking, pushing a lawnmower or riding a bike (including up a few hills!). Muscle strengthening activity is also particularly important as you age so exercise with weights, try yoga or carry some heavy shopping at least twice a week.

Visit NHS Live Well for more information and workout videos. Or Click here to view related activities and services available near you.

Below are some apps to help you to move more:

  • Couch to 5K: A nine week running plan, listen to encouraging coaching podcasts that keep you motivated for staying fit. Download Now
  • Active 10: designed to help you do more brisk walking in 10 minute bursts, burn calories and stay fit. Download Now
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