Physical Activity

Physical Activity includes all forms of activity, such as everyday walking or cycling, active play, work-related activity, active recreation, dancing, gardening and playing active games, as well as organised sport. Measuring levels of physical activity is complex depending on whether participation in sport is measured or a wider definition that includes other measures.

Adults should aim to be active daily.  Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) of moderate intensity activity in bouts of ten minutes or more.