Physical activity is vital for health whatever our age. Adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Exercise just once or twice a week can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke.
Speak to your GP first if you have not exercised for some time, or if you have medical conditions or concerns. Make sure your activity and its intensity are appropriate for your fitness. Find out more about different types of activity including getting started on the NHS website.
Take a look at the quick to read information physical activity guidelines which explain the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all age groups, disabled adults, pregnant women and women after childbirth.
You can see these by clicking on the individual links below:
- Physical activity for pregnant women
- Physical activity for women after childbirth (birth to 12 months)
- Physical activity for early years: birth to 5 years
- Physical activity for children and young people: 5 to 18 years
- Physical activity for disabled children and disabled young people
- Physical activity for adults and older adults
- Physical activity for disabled adults