Keeping active

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Lifestyle on Prescription aims to encourage lifestyle changes, showing that common conditions can be improved through behaviour changes.

NHS exercise information

The NHS exercise support pages offer advice, support and also related facts.

Doing regular exercise can have a strong positive effect on your health.

Physical activity can reduce the risk of early death and ill health from conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. And it is even more effective if you eat the right food.

To stay healthy, it is recommended that adults should be active daily and do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (such as cycling or fast walking) a week.

Alternatively, 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (football, jogging, swimming/cycling fast) can give you similar benefits.

Strength exercises are also recommended to build and maintain bones and muscles. This includes press ups, sit-ups, heavy gardening and lifting weights.

We have set up the One You Cheshire East service to help residents live a healthy lifestyle. This includes information, advice and free services to help you to exercise, eat healthily and to lose weight.

Page last reviewed: 12 December 2023

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