Exercise can help to reduce your risk of
- heart attacks
Regular exercise can nearly half your risk of these conditions.
Regular exercise reduces early deaths by 20-30%.
Most people do not exercise enough to get this benefit, but it's not hard to do.
Enough exercise to get these benefits is brisk walking, 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week.
Why not start today? Exercise Getting started
We live in beautiful countryside. Switch the TV off, open the door, take a friend/dog and get out for a walk each day.
It's that simple. More help
Aim for moderate or vigorous exercise.
|Intensity of exercise||Type of exercise||Examples|
|Light||aerobic||Normal walking, walking downstairs, bowling, general housework: vacuum cleaning carpets, mopping floors|
|Moderate||aerobic||Brisk walking (3- 4.5 mph), lawn mowing, cycling (5-9 mph), low impact aerobic dance, social dancing, swimming|
|Vigorous||aerobic for some, anaerobic for others|
Fast walking >=5mph; cycling >=10mph; high impact aerobics, playing competitive sports, circuit weight training, heavy digging for others or yard work; heavy housework,moving furniture