Activity that gets our hearts beating faster than usual
helps to burn off calories and prevent the storing up of excess fat
in the body, which can lead to cancer , type 2 diabetes and heart5
disease. It also keeps bones healthy and encourages muscles
strength and flexibility. A good dose of fresh air and exercise
also helps us all sleep better.
Adults should really be aiming to exercise for
150 minutes every week. But, don’t be put off as you don't
have to do it all at once. Small chunks works just
as well and makes it easier to fit into everyday life.
If you start with 10-minute slots a couple of days a week,
before you know it you will be doing more each day. This way, you
can do a variety of activities so you don’t get bored or overdo it.
The exercise should be moderate intensity, meaning that it should
make you a bit out of breath and a little warm.
Choosing something that is easy to fit into your lifestyle and
that you enjoy will make it easy. Walk during a break. Dance in the
living room to your favourite music. Play with your children. It’s
easier than you think to boost your physical activity levels and it
all adds up.
- People living with a long-term health condition can be referred
to our exercise referral programme
- We have accredited a number of community exercise sessions in Medway
- All our cycle rides are led by trained
British Cycling Ride Leaders, who volunteer their time to show
people the benefits of cycling
- Medway health walks are free, led by
trained volunteer walk leaders, and graded to offer a variety of
durations and distances.
Do you think you are doing enough physical
Our self assessment tool will
help you understand about the recommended levels and help you
assess how close you are to meeting them.
Contact for more information
If you're worried about any existing health condition, talk to
your GP before you start.