Physical activity and exercise

Getting enough exercise means a stronger, fitter you. It’s good for your body and your mind too. Adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better.

How much is enough?

We should all aim for 30 minutes of exercise daily. That’s 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity (fast walk, cycling) or 75 minutes a week of vigorous intensity activity (walking up stairs, sprinting).

Moderate activity will raise your heart rate, and make you breathe faster and feel warmer. One way to tell if you're working at a moderate intensity level is if you can still talk, but not sing.

Vigorous intensity activity makes you breathe hard and fast. Very vigorous activities are exercises performed in short bursts of maximum effort broken up with rest.

If you would like to speak to one of our advisors about how we can help please request a call back by email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk.

Please note: that our Healthy Lifestyle Advisors and Practitioners are not clinically trained and offer healthy lifestyle advice and support only.

Recommended physical activity guidelines for different age groups and stages of life

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How do I access this service?

Complete our online form to make a referral or to get in touch with the Healthy Lifestyles team

Email: healthylifestyles@telford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01952 382582 

Last updated: 01/03/2021 13:28