Step 1: Count activity you already do. Every movement counts
You might be surprised how many active minutes you’re already completing throughout the day.
Being active doesn’t have to mean working out or going to a fitness session, there are activities that top up your minutes which you may not even realise.
Did you know:
- Playing games with family members can be more intense than a gym session
- Climbing stairs burns more energy per minute than jogging
- Gardening, walking and even hobbies all provide a chance to be active while taking part in a special interest
- Putting music on about the house and dancing along gets your breathing and heart-rate up too
There are lots of examples like this that show we all are active.
Think about what activities you’ve done recently, once you’ve taken these into consideration it’s easier to choose what else could be included.