Why is Physical Activity Important for Adults?Physical activity guidelines for adults.

Adults should aim to be active for 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. Moderate intensity means your heart rate increases, but you can still hold a conversation. Aim for strength and balance exercise on 2 days a week. Being physically active has countless benefits to both your body and your mind. Adults who can make physical activity part of their daily routines are healthier and less likely to develop chronic conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, in later life.

The 6 Key Benefits of Moving More:

  • Helps to reduce stress
  • Improves mood
  • Improves sleep
  • Builds new friendships
  • Improves quality of life
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight

For more information on frequency and type of activities please read Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb) 

For information on activities for adults you can access across our district please find Activities for Adults 19-64 Years.

Last updated: Thu 30 November, 2023 @ 08:34