Moving more and being more active can have a huge impact on your health and is key to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease.
Being more active doesn’t mean you need to join the gym or sign up to a marathon, there are simple things you can do each day to get you moving more.
Try something new such as boxing or trampolining, or something simple like taking your neighbour’s dog for a walk. Whilst it’s important to get your heart pumping, it’s just as important to spend less time sitting.
Sit less and move more.
How much daily activity should I do?
of vigorous activity
Your breathing should be fast and talking is difficult:
running, uphill cycling, fitness class
of moderate activity
Your breathing should increase but having a conversation should still be possible: cycling, walking, swimming
Building up muscle is also really important and we should all aim to do this twice a week. That might be a yoga class, carrying bags home from the shops or digging in the garden.
We know taking that first step can be tough and a huge challenge and we are here to help. Sign up to our healthy heart tips emails to help you along your way.