What is physical activity?
Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. It can include walking to recreational sports. The first thing to bear in mind as you get older is to keep moving. On a basic level, that means making sure you don’t spend hours on end sitting down during the day, avoiding long periods of TV viewing or computer use.
While some activity is better than none at all, to get the maximum health benefit, you should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week.
Aim to do something every day, preferably for 10 minutes the more you do, the greater the health gains.
One way of achieving your weekly physical activity target is to do 30 minutes once a week and 5 minutes at least five days a week.
On your 30 minute days, activities should include those that strengthen muscles and bones, weight training, carrying weighty loads and/or heavy gardening.
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