Our lifestyles also mean that we may be less active than we should be. We probably watch too much TV or sit at our computer, laptops, tablets and phones playing games, or using social media, which means we may not be getting enough exercise and we may need to get moving more.
How much exercise do I need?
Adults should aim to do around 150 minutes of physical activity a week. This does not need to be done all at once and can be broken down to 30 minute sessions, 5 times a week. Walking, swimming, cycling, gardening, DIY and housework all count – you don’t need to join a gym:
Children and young people
It is recommended that children and young people do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day:
Links to help and support in being more active
Use the following links for more help and support in having a physically active lifestyle.
ABL Health is the Lancashire County Council commissioned organisation that provides a range of FREE weight management programmes for patients who are resident in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.
There are various, completely free and easy accessible programmes delivered at numerous sites across Central Lancashire. More information can be found by visiting the Central Lancs page on the ABL Health website.