Becoming Active

It is recommended that adults should build up at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week (150 minutes/week). Children should build up to at least 60 minutes each day of the week.

Moderate means that your heart rate should increase a little, and you should feel warmer and slightly out of breath. Brisk walking is an example of moderate activity.

Currently 61% of adults in Scotland are not doing enough physical activity for health.

The good news is, if you're not physically active for 150 minutes a week, you're not alone. The great news is you're here and that's a start.

So, how do you go about making some positive changes?

Last Reviewed: 17/06/2011