How to reduce our risk of ill health from inactivity

January 12, 2017


We all know it’s good to be active, but there is increasing evidence that we also need to spend less time sitting down.

To stay healthy or to improve health, young people need to do three types of physical activity each week: aerobic exercise and exercises to strengthen bones and muscles.

To reduce our risk of ill health from inactivity, we are advised to exercise regularly (at least 150 minutes a week) and reduce sitting time.

There are a variety of gym free exercises on the NHS Choices website, for example:

3-minute seated Yoga:

Neck pain and tension relief:

Back exercises:

NHS Choices has some good tips on how to be more active including workouts you can do at home.

Find out more on NHS Choices.

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