Exercise

Exercise

Doing regular exercise is really good for young people's mood. It can help you to feel more energised, feel happier and more positive, and improve your focus and concentration. It is also important for developing healthy muscles and bones, heart and lung functioning, and also for maintaining a healthy weight.

What type and how much exercise should I do to keep fit and healthy?
There are 2 types of exercise young people need:
Aerobic exercise
Exercise to strengthen your muscles and bones

You should aim to do at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. It should be of moderate intensity, which means it should make you breathe faster and feel warmer when you do it. How will you know? You should be able to talk, but not to sing!

Examples include:
Walking
Cycling
Skateboarding
Rollerblading

Exercises to strengthen your muscles and bones:
Football
Basketball
Tennis
Dance
Running
Resistance exercises
Netball
Hockey
Martial Arts
Sit-ups and press-ups

Try to do a variety of different types of exercise!

Try to move more often. If you find that a lot of your day is spent sitting or lying down, try break this up by moving more often throughout the day.

Have a stretch or go for a short walk.

If you are not very active, try starting with smaller amounts of physical activity and build this up over time. You will start to see the benefits!

NHS UK