Choosing something that is easy to fit into your
lifestyle and that you enjoy will make it easier to get active. Why
not walk during a break, play with your children or join a
community class. It’s easier than you think to boost your physical
activity levels and it all adds up.
Adults should really be aiming to do up to
150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise 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
This way, you can do a variety of activities so you don’t get
bored or overdo it. Moderate intensity exercise means that you
should feel a bit out of breath and a little warmer.
Activity that gets our hearts beating faster than usual helps to
burn off calories and prevents the storing up of excess calories as
fat in the body. It also keeps bones healthy and encourages muscle
strength and flexibility. A good dose of fresh air and exercise
also helps us all sleep better. Being overweight or obese can
increase your risk of developing one of the major diseases like
heart disease or diabetes type II.
- The Active Medway team can help you find a suitable activity in Medway.
- All our cycle
rides are led by trained 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.
- People living with a long-term health condition can be referred
to our exercise
Do you think you are doing enough physical
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.