Join Joanna on her next walk, South Acton and its street Art Sat 16 Sept 2017, 11am at Acton Town Station https://t.co/8OK7dI1aJL
The easiest way to get active is to build it into your everyday life:
- You don't need to dress up in sportswear to get active.
- Climb the stairs more often.
- Avoid sitting down for long periods.
- Meet your friends more regularly.
- Walk or cycle to and from local places whenever you can.
- Do more activity in your leisure time. Exercising in a class or with a group is a good way to meet new people and make new friends.
Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.
“It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some.”
To stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do:
- at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week (for example 30 minutes x5 times a week), and
- strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).
Click on the links below to find out if you're doing enough for your age:
- early childhood (under five years old)
- young people (five to 18 years old)
- adults (19 to 64 years old)
- older adults (65 and over)
More Information here:
*British Heart Foundation
*For activities at your local leisure centres visit
*For free summer cycling activities in Ealing visit
Fun ideas to help your kids stay healthy:
Change4Life has launched a national Shake Ups programme with Disney, Sport England and schools to help get the nation’s children active.