About active lifestyles

Health and wellbeing

There are many ways to get active. You can do it on your own, as a family or with friends. Make it fun!

You can get active anywhere! The great thing about moving more is that it can happen wherever and whenever you like:

  • walking more
  • getting on your bike
  • dancing to the radio
  • pushing the buggy
  • doing the garden
  • playing with the family
  • trying a new sport

These are all fun ways of getting active. Most of them will cost you nothing, too!

The amount of exercise needed

It is recommended that we aim to do some activity which gets us a little puffed out in at least ten minute sessions. Aiming for 30 minutes of this activity each day will provide many health benefits. We also need to think about building our strength and balance so activities which involve lifting, pushing, pulling, bending and squatting are great to keep our bodies strong and healthy.

Look after your head, as well as your body

As well as our physical wellbeing, we should also all be looking after our mental wellbeing.

Being physically active is really good for your mind as well as your body. Getting some physical activity each day can help prevent you getting depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Moving more can also help you get a good night's sleep, which helps your brain to rest and recharge.