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Mobility and Fitness

The Benefits of Exercise

If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. Taking 30 minutes activity on 5 or more days of the week will have general health benefits while improving fitness.

How much exercise should we be doing?

To stay healthy or to improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic (such as cycling or fast-walking) and muscle-strengthening (muscle resistance) activity. But just how much physical activity do adults aged 19-64 years old need to do to keep healthy?

Yo can find a detailed explanation of the amounts of both types of activity, aerobic and muscle-strengthening, you need to do by following the link below.

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Change4Life

Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then join Change4Life at www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/why-change-for-life.aspx.

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Fitness Self-assessment

Do you think you're doing enough physical activity? Then try the simple fitness self-assessment tool at www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Fitness.aspx.

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Couch to 5K

Go from couch to running 5K or (30 minutes) in just nine weeks using this audio running plan. Download the podcasts at www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/couch-5K-running-plan.aspx.

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Fitness Widget

Each day this widget will give you a new tip on how to keep healthy as a family, with links to local information and associations. Get the widget for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP or Apple Mac OS at www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Widget.aspx.

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