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Healthy Living - Physical Activity

NHS Grampian and its partners are working together to help people in Grampian to enjoy the benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Being more physically active can improve your physical and mental health whatever your age, size or physical condition. You are never too old or too unfit to start being more active. The greatest health benefits are likely to be gained by inactive people who start to take regular exercise.

30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day, can make a real difference to your health.

  • Over a week, aim to do 150 minutes of physical activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more - one way to approach this is to do 30 minutes on at least 5 days of the week.
  • When moderately active, you should get warmer, breathe harder and your heart will beat a little faster, but you should still be able to hold a conversation.
  • Get moving! - reduce time spent sitting. Take regular breaks at work to move around and think about breaking up spells of TV viewing or video games.

Want to find out how you can be more active?

Visit Take Life On (external website) where you will find ideas and simple practical steps you can take to be more active.  Perfect for both adults and children!

More information and contacts

For general enquiries about becoming more active contact the free NHS Grampian healthline on 0500 20 20 30.

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