The NHS recommends adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week.
The health body wants to encourage people to reduce their time spent sitting down, and to break up long periods of not moving with some activity.
It also suggest to include some strengthening activities that work all the major muscles in the legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms at least twice a week.
Such activities include yoga, pilates, tai chi, working with resistance bands, lifting weights, push-ups and sit-ups, and even heavy gardening, such as digging and shovelling.
Published at Sun, 01 Mar 2020 22:11:00 +0000