Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Guidelines

Being Active - Move More, Be Stronger and Sit Less

Physical activity guidelines for adults aged 19-64

Adults aged 19-64 need to do two types of physical activity each week, to stay healthy and for general health benefits: strength and aerobic exercises.

  • strength exercises on 2 or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms). For examples of what activity this should be click here
  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week or
  • 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, such as running or a game of singles tennis every week or
  • A mix of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity every week. For example, 2 30-minute runs plus 30 minutes of fast walking equates to 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity,

How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age and circumstances. Click on the links below for further recommendations:

For the full report - click here

Information sourced from NHS 2017 and Department of Health and Social Care 2019

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