Physical activity helps you to take care of your body now, and protect it for years to come. Being active not only helps keep your body fit and healthy, it also has an important role to play in energising both mind and spirit.
On this page you can find top tips for keeping yourself healthy through physical activity, as well as more specific information about how it can be used to manage and improve some long term health conditions.
Moderate is the key word with physical activity! You should feel warmer, have an increased heart rate and increased breathing rate compared to when you're sitting down.
Any activity that you do for more than 10 minutes at a time should be moderate to contribute to the Chief Medical Office recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week.
Physical activity guidelines for adults (PDF, 334 Kb)
150 Minutes: Recommended Weekly Physical Activity
Public Health recommends that the average adult in the UK should do 150 minutes of physical activity per week to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Click on the navy blue circle to the right for some ideas of physical activity you can build into your week.
Have a look at our 150 Minutes video below for more information and some ideas about what you can enjoy right here in Norfolk as part of an active lifestyle.
Recovering from illness with physical activity
Physical activity can be used to help boost your recovery if you've recently been ill, injured or undergone any form of treatment.
Whether it's recovery from a seasonal flu-like illness, or managing a longer term condition, it's actually very important to ensure you're incorporating some light exercises into your day to help with your recovery.
150 Minutes Video
If you're looking for advice on other lifestyle changes that can help improve your overall health and prevent diseases, visit Norfolk's Living Well