Aim to be active every day
Aim to be physically active every day. Any activity is better than non, and more is better still
Do strengthening activities
Do strengthening activities that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) at least 2 days a week
Do some moderate intensity exercise each week
Do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week. This does not have to be running or cycling, it could be swimming or dancing.
Reduce your inactive time
Reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity.
Get your free NHS health check
If you are 40 or over you can book your free NHS Health Check. During this free ‘midlife MOT’ you’ll be asked some lifestyle questions and a health professional will do some simple tests.
During the 20-30 min session, they will check your Blood pressure, Height, Weight, BMI (a measure of whether you are a healthy weight), Cholesterol and HbA1C (diabetes).
Screening programme checks
Screening tests are a way to identify apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition so they can be treated or monitored. Find out about the types of tests offered at different ages in the image below.
You can find out more about the Screening Programme here.