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How Much Physical Activity Should I Be Doing?

There are lots of benefits to exercise. It doesn’t have to mean going to the gym. It can be a lot easier (and cheaper) than that. And more fun!

Types of Exercise

You should aim to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. There are two types of physical activity that you should try to do.

The first is any physical activity that makes you sweat and makes your heart beat faster. You could be going for a cycle, going swimming, or doing a wheelchair workout. If it makes you breathe faster and feel warmer, it’s doing the job!

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The second type of exercise helps to strengthen your muscles and bones. This could be things like playing football or basketball, running or dancing. Yoga or pilates are also fantastic for making your body stronger.

Try to do different types of activities if you can. The more you do, the more muscles you will work in your body and the fitter you’ll become.

Read more about physical health:

NHS – Physical Activity Advice and Tips NHS – Get Active With A Disability NHS – Fitness Advice For Wheelchair Users

How Much Physical Activity Should I Be Doing?

How Much Physical Activity Should I Be Doing?

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