The NHS and WHO Activity Guidelines for Adults

The NHS, Word Health Organisation and public health bodies around the world have essentially the same guidelines. The NHS activity guidelines recommend the following for adults, including disabled adults, pregnant women and new mothers:

  • Do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week.
  • Do strengthening activities that work all the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) on at least 2 days a week.
  • Reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity.
  • Spread exercise evenly over 4 to 5 days a week, or every day.

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