Regular physical activity has many health benefits for your body and mind. Below, you can find tips on how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine to get you moving more every day.
Couch to 5K
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. The NHS have designed a free app called ‘Couch to 5K’ to help and support you to begin your running journey.
This app is primarily aimed at new runners and will help you gradually work up to running for 30 minutes straight (5K) in just 9 weeks. It involves 3 runs a week with a rest day in between, starting off with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. Week 1 involves running for a minute at a time in between walking, making the challenge feel achievable right from the start and creating realistic expectations.