There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine.
The amount of activity you need to do each week depends on your age.
For most of us, daily chores, such as shopping or housework, don't count towards your activity target. This is because your body doesn't work hard enough to get your heart rate up.
This article looks at how the following groups can build more activity into their lives:
When it comes to exercise, disabled people have pretty much the same options – everything from simply getting out a bit more to playing team sports.
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.