Be active: engage in moderate physical activity for at least 150 -300 minutes per week

Regular physical activity improves overall health and reduces the risk of many health issues at all ages. Doing some physical activity is better than none and more is better: physical activity is good for body and mind.

  • All physical activity counts; Physical activities can be done as part of work, sport, leisure or transport.
  • Muscle strengthening benefits everyone: It improves balance and coordination and prevents sarcopenia with increasing age.
  • Do 150 to 300 minutes of moderate aerobic activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening activities per week.
  • Limit the amount of time spent being sedentary, particularly the amount of recreational screen time.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight and weight circumference within healthy limits.

What is the body mass index (BMI)?

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out whether your weight is healthy.  BMI is calculated by dividing an adults’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared.  For example, A BMI of 25 means 25kg/m2. Read More