Sunday, 10 May 2009

How much physical activity do we need?

How much physical activity should you accumulate? In the UK the recommended level for adults is 5 days at least 30 mins moderate/vigorous intensity, this can be accumulated in 10 min blocks throughout the day. This recommendation, which is not often made clear is the minimum. The report is available here. I find it easier to accumulate my 30 mins doing cycling, swimming or running, but walking is the most easily accessible exercise. More on the effectiveness of walking as exercise to follow.

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