Three weeks until National Fitness Day!

National Fitness Day encourages us all to celebrate the fun of fitness and exercise. On 22nd September we are being encouraged to get more active and share with others what we enjoy about physical activity.

Did you know that it is recommended adults aged 19 - 64 years do 150 minutes of moderate activity each week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity or a mixture of both? We also should make sure we do a couple of sessions of strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups each week. What is also important is that we are not sedentary for long periods and remain active throughout the day. Find out more on the NHS website.

However if you have not exercised for a while you should speak to your GP first. You should also be careful if you have a medical condition. Make sure your activity and its intensity are appropriate for your fitness.

Physical activity has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and other illnesses. It can help you stay fit and healthy, boost your mood, give you more energy and make sure you can do everyday activities more easily.

You can get involved in National Fitness Day by:

  • Setting up an event.
  • Getting your school to join in.
  • Using social media to promote the campaign and share why you enjoy being active.
  • Finding a free event, either online or in person, that you can join in. Why not try something new!

You can find out more by visiting the National Fitness Day website. 

What will you do to be more active this year?