Being active is important for your physical and mental health & wellbeing.
Many of the leading causes of disease and disability in the UK are associated with an inactive lifestyle. These include coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
The Chief Medical Office (CMO) has provided the following physical activity guidelines:
Under 5s (who are capable of walking): at least 180 minutes (3 hours) being physically active, spread throughout the day
Children & young people (5-18 years old): at least 60 minutes (1 hour) of vigorous intensity physical activity including bike riding & playground activity
Adults (9-64 years old): at least 150 minutes (2 hours 30 minutes) of moderate intensity activity, e.g. brisk cycling, walking OR 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity, e.g. running, swimming, football, and muscle strengthening activities on two or more days per week – e.g. exercising with weights, carrying groceries
Downloadable infographics available under useful resources.
For more information please contact:
Strategic Lead - Physical Activity
01273 644 154 / 07760 164001
Gemma is the strategic lead for physical activity and health managing stakeholder relations and taking an insight led focus on inactive populations. She acts as the Disability & Safeguarding lead, and heads up the CSP Intelligence Programme.