Improving your physical activity levels is a game changer. Even small changes made in your daily life add up to positive impacts on your body and mind. From taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking the dog for 10 minutes more, to getting off the bus a stop early, there’s lots of ways adult can be more active.
The UK Chief Medical Officer suggests that adults should be active for 150 minutes per week, at a level which means you can still talk but couldn’t sing!
This works out as just under 22 minutes per day. You don’t have to do all of the activity in one go, or even in big chunks; little and often is just as good.
The kind of activity you do is up to you. You might love walking but hate cycling. Or love cycling and hate swimming. As long as you’re being active, in a way that you can carry on long term, it’s great.
Joining a club or group can be a real motivation to some people. Others may find it intimidating. The good news is that there’s loads of online activities you can try out to see what you like best.
We at Together Active have been working hard to make it easy for you to find activities you can do at home and activities you can join in real life.
Active My Way is a website where you can search for the kinds of activities you want to do, and where you want to do them.
NHS Fitness Studio
The NHS Fitness Studio offers 24 videos created by fitness experts, InstructorLive. Take your pick from a range of workouts including aerobics, strength and resistance, pilates and yoga.
The workouts range from 10 to 45 minutes.
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is all about celebrating women getting active, no matter which form they choose to do it. Take a look at the guidance and ideas for home exercising
The Body Coach TV – Youtube Channel
Joe Wicks started the Body Coach TV with the ultimate goal of offering free home workouts to everyone, from beginners to advanced. Joe has over 250+ free workouts and reaches millions of people from around the world. He has also launched a range of children and school workouts to help get all the family involved.