A little exercise will always go a long way

Exercise is vital when it comes to strengthening our muscles and cardiovascular system. It is also a fun and enjoyable way to get the feel-good factor; especially when combined with a healthy approach to eating and drinking.

You don’t need to be a professional athlete – or even a fitness bunny – to partake in a little regular light exercise. In fact, research shows that the “little and often” approach is far better than sweating it out for hours in a gym.

Want to get back into fitness?

Why not use our fitness videos to help ease you in gently?

Broken down into “Warm up and Cool down”, “How to Series” and “Full Workouts”, they are a perfect resource to help get you active, workout safely, keep fit and stay healthy.

It is suggested that you should aim to build up to at least 30 minutes of moderately intense activity, at least 5 days each week.
Moderately intense means activity that makes you breathe a little harder (but still able to talk), makes your heart beat a little faster and makes you feel warm. You can build up your 30 minutes by doing several short periods if it is hard to do 30 minutes in one go but each period should be at least 10 minutes long. The list shows you how you can burn up 100 calories by increasing the amount of time you spend on everyday activities. This must be in addition to what you normally do each day.