Extra exercise will reduce your health risks, lift your mood and keep you going strong into old age.
For someone trying to prevent extra weight gain or hold onto hard-fought weight loss, previous guidelines of 30 minutes a day on most days of the week are now not considered enough – aim for double that to around 60 minutes.
This winter, before you crank up the heating, jump into some exercise gear and go for a brisk walk, grab the skipping rope for some rigorous jumping or think about heading to a yoga class for some strengthening and stretching.
Include friends or family members in your exercise routine, so it feels less like a chore and becomes a fun way to spend time with people. Signing up for a fun run event is a great way to set yourself a goal to work towards or joining a bike group can make extra exercise have added social benefits.
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