Take easy steps to a healthier lifestyle
ADULTS should aim to be active daily.
Over a week, activity should add up to at least two and a half hours of moderate intensity activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
One way to approach this is to do 30 minutes on at least five days a week.
If you are not achieving this, 150 minutes per week may sound like a lot to do.
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The key is to start small and gradually build up. Walking is a free and simple way to be active.
You can do it from your front door! Use the six-week planner (right) to help you to achieve your 150 minutes per week.
We have provided some ideas to help you along the way. You can then pledge your walking minutes to the LOVELife campaign – we will convert your minutes into approximate number of steps. Our programme is for a beginner walker. Consider your own activity levels and adapt the programme to suit you.
Walk to the shops instead of taking the car – carrying your shopping bags is great for your arms too!
Get off a bus stop earlier and walk the rest of the way.
Walk to work if it's close enough.
Meet a friend and walk together – socialise and have fun.
Join a local walking group such as Bay Walks.
If you need further advice about becoming more active contact the Community Fitness Team on 01803 321867 who can point you in the right direction.