Get more active
Get more active
Let's get active. Exercise is for everyone...
If you want to start doing a little more exercise, get outdoors more often or even keep fit at home around your busy lifestyle - we can help you to set realistic goals towards a healthier and happier you.
By starting small and building up as you go, you'll achieve those lasting results.
We can all improve how active we are, and we will each have something we enjoy doing. You could even take up a new hobby like gardening or dancing - the important thing is that we move more.
Whatever our age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.
Get in touch with your GP if you have a health condition and want to start being more active; they will tell you what the best exercises are for you.
Get fit with just 15 minutes exercise a day!
Research has shown that by doing just 15 minutes exercise every day you can start to get fit. It's all about being consistent, even doing a little can mean a lot and help you to...
- Manage your weight
- Look & feel younger
- Live longer
- Boost your brain power.
It is recommended that adults are active daily, and for at least 150 minutes over a week through a variety of activities – what this is, is up to you!
What type of exercise is best for you?
Mixing up the types of exercise you do is a great way to boost your motivation as well as vary the muscle groups used each time you take part in an activity:
Low intensity activity
Low intensity exercise includes:
For any type of activity to benefit your health, you need to be moving quickly enough to raise your heart rate, breathe faster and feel warmer. This level of effort is called moderate intensity activity. You will be able to tell if you are working at this intensity if you can still talk but you can't sing the words to a song.
If your activity requires you to work even harder, it is called vigorous intensity activity. There is substantial evidence that vigorous activity can bring health benefits over and above that of moderate activity. You will be able to tell when it’s vigorous activity because you're breathing hard and fast, and your heart rate has gone up quite a bit. If you're working at this level, you won't be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath.
How to start & stick to it
We know that there can be a few barriers to overcome first when considering starting a new activity. Not having enough time, not having the right equipment or clothes for example might be a little excuse you have made in the past, but, we are here to help and alongside your 12 week programme with us, here's a few tips to keep you committed to your new lifestyle...
- Start small first
- Choose something you love
- Get an exercise buddy
- Listen to your body
- Drink plenty water.