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How much exercise then?

How much exercise then?

So how much exercise do we recommend?

Well the simple answer is as much as you can possible do! Exercise has lots of benefits, and not just in terms of your physical strength. Whilst exercise certainly does improve your strength, keeping you mobile and active for longer, it also helps

1. With your psychological well-being

2. Helps you sleep better

3. Keeps your heart and circulation in tip-top strength, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes

4. Keeps your lungs in good health too. 

It's almost never too late to exercise . . . 

Post people - whatever their current level of fitness or physical health - can take part in some exercise activity. It may need some modification to fit in with any physical limitations you have but that's ok - we can help!

General recommendations for adults are for a combination of aerobic exercise and strength building:

Aerobic exercise:

150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week

or 

75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week

Examples of moderate exercise:

- walking as fast as you can, or hiking
- riding a bike on level ground
- pushing a lawn mower
- skateboarding
- swimming

Examples of vigorous exercise:
- jogging/running
- fast swimming
- fast bike riding, or hill cycling
- football
- aerobic classes
- martial arts


Gardening

Strength exercise:

Strength exercises on at least 2 days a week, covering all main muscle groups.

Examples include

- lifting weights
- working with resistance bands
- doing exercises that use your own body weight, such as push-ups and sit-ups
- heavy gardening, such as digging and shovelling
- yoga