P4E: Stay Active

It’s never too late to start gaining the benefits of being active. It not only reduces your risk of getting a disease but it has positive health effects for people with long term conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and even cancer.

The great news is that you don’t need to do intensive workouts to gain substantial health benefits. Take a regular ‘dose’ of exercise and at the same time, reflect on your busy day or use it as an opportunity to spend more quality time with your family and friends. See our special advice for tips on getting started.

Begin your journey by assessing your “current activity status” below. Then take a look at the current recommendations needed for good health which includes tailored advice for adults with long term conditions.

Benefits of being active

Learn how being active can give you substantial health benefits.

Types of activity

Learn about the three different types of physical activity and how to measure and monitor them.

Strength and Flexibility Exercises

We show you how you can carry out some simple exercises at home.

Finding it hard to get started?

Maintaining activity can be tough. Read our advice on staying active and use the activity log to keep a track of what you do.

Choosing what to do and where to it?

Use our guide to help you decide what's best for you and see what goes on near you.

Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23 and a half hours per day?

Watch this inspirational video on why only 30 minutes a day of moderate activity, like brisk walking, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. Click here to view in arabic

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