Get Up, Get Active

Adults should aim to be active daily. Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) of moderate intensity activity...[and]...muscle strength [training] on at least two days a week.
— Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

This is what we should all adults in UK should be doing, but what does it actually mean? What's the difference between moderate and intense physical activity?

According to the  2017 British Heart Foundation report on Physical Inactivity the average UK man spends the equivalent of 78 days a year sitting. The average woman is marginally better at 74 days. The majority of us stop doing any organised exercise once we leave school

One of the most frequent reasons for not exercising is not knowing where to start. Fear not! Our infographic is a simple guide to achieving your weekly physical activity. 

'If I could, I would prescribe exercise to everyone', says Vala Medical Director, Niall Aye Maung. If you need further help with exercise or want to find simple ideas for fitting exercise into your healthy lifestyle, Vala personal trainers can provide you with bespoke plans.

Get active - live healthy.