Physical activity for adults and older adults: 19 and over (text of the infographic) – GOV.UK

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Published 7 September 2019

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The infographic summarises the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines, 2019.
Physical activity:
Physical activity reduces your chance of:
Some is good, more is better. Make a start today: it’s never too late. Every minute counts.
Be active – at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity per week (increased breathing and able to talk) or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity per week (breathing fast and difficulty talking), or a combination of both.
Examples of moderate intensity activity are:
Examples of vigorous intensity activity are:
To keep muscles, bones and joints strong, build strength on at least 2 days a week.
Examples of bone and muscle strengthening activities are:
Minimise sedentary time by breaking up periods of inactivity.
For older adults, to reduce the chance of frailty and falls, improve balance 2 days a week.
Examples of balance activities are:
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