Be More 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.

Move more, sit less – every little bit counts!

Not everybody was born to run, but we were all born to MOVE! If the first thing you think about when you mention getting active is going to the gym or having a run, then you need to start by changing your mindset.

Exercise isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Sometimes all you need is a fresh approach in order to embrace healthy living. Switching your view of ‘exercise’ to simply ‘moving’ or ‘being active’ will make a really big difference to your daily life.

If you have a health condition and want to start being more active, you should always ask your GP’s advice first to find out which type of exercises are best for you.

What type of exercise is best for you?

Whether you’re talking about food, drinking, movement or thoughts, the rule still holds: the quality of what you put in affects the quality of what you get back out!

To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to do:

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic physical activity over a week through a variety of activities such as walking or housework, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity such as running
  • In addition, you should also try to include strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles. Find out more here


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

Low intensity exercises include…

  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Bowls
  • Gardening
  • Housework

Moderate Intensity

One way to tell if you’re working at a moderate intensity is if you can still talk, but you can’t sing the words to a song

Vigorous Intensity

If your activity requires you to work even harder, it is called vigorous intensity activity. There is a lot of evidence that vigorous activity can bring health benefits over and above that of moderate activity.

You can 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.



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