To reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, walk whenever possible.
Think to yourself, can I do a particular journey or part of a journey on foot? Find ways to add activity to your day – it doesn’t need to be structured exercise. Weather and work permitting, go for a walk at lunchtime.
Nearly a third of children aged two to 15 are now classed as either overweight or obese.
So it’s more important than ever to get children active.
Exercise doesn’t just mean going to the gym or heading out for a run.
It may be as simple as walking to and from the shops instead of getting in the car. If you don’t currently do any exercise or haven’t done for a while, it needn’t take much effort to get started.
Take things gradually to start with and build up from there.
It’s important to eat the right foods to provide the fuel you need to exercise, and to drink enough water to keep you hydrated.
If you’re an athlete considering taking a dietary supplement, it’s important you get the right advice from a sports dietitian.
If you’re worried about having a deficiency, speak to your GP or a dietitian.