How active should I be?

Fit For Me is all about you as an individual, so we understand that everybody’s different. We all have different lifestyles and abilities, which can affect which activities we do, but as a guide any activity you do should last for over 10 minutes. It also needs to make you breathe a bit harder and get your heart beating faster.

If you’re not very active at the moment, it’s a good idea to start by aiming to do at least 10 minutes of activity where you can. Once you’ve got started, you should try working towards doing 10 minutes or more on 3 or 4 days a week. Then, when you feel comfortable, work your way up to doing half an hour or more on 5 days each week (or 2 and half hours across a week if you prefer).

A good way to see if you’re doing enough is to try and sing a song whilst you’re doing an activity - if you can talk but find it difficult to sing then you’re being active.