What should I be doing?

Ideally, you should look to vary the activities you do as there are different benefits connected to different forms of exercise:

Endurance (also referred to as 'aerobic' or 'cardiovascular')

To improve the health of your heart and circulation, whilst also burning calories to help maintain your weight.

Flexibility & mobility

To keep your body supple and flexible, giving you a greater range of movement.


To strengthen your bones and muscles, giving you better posture, balance and bone strength.

Take a look at our Activity Index to see which activities are linked to each exercise type.

If you have a medical condition, we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice about which activity would be best for you and/or which types of activity should be avoided.


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