Physical activity keeps our body strong, mind sharp and gives us more energy to keep doing the things we love. But many of us don’t meet the recommended 150 minutes a week.
Any activity that lasts for 10 minutes or more counts towards your total.A short walk here, a spot of gardening there, a class or activity you enjoy, taking the stairs rather than the lift - it all adds up.
Regular activity could reduce your risk of dementia by 30%, heart disease by 35% and Type 2 diabetes by 40%. It can also help prevent and manage cancer and depression.
"It helps me keep up with the grandchildren." Anthony
"I feel happier and more positive about myself." Barbara
"It helps me stay in shape and keeps my mind sharp." James
"I'm looking after myself and making new friends too." Jas
"Just a 10 minute walk makes all the difference." Marilyn
"Being active is helping me stay stronger for longer" Mario
"Trying new things is easier than I thought." Pauline
"I have never had so much confidence." Preeti
"Being part of a group helps me stay motivated." Simon
"I have so much more energy now." Stephanie
"My group is so warm and welcoming." Sue
"Getting started has really helped my health." Tom