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Step 2: Increase Lifestyle Activity

What is lifestyle activity?
Any body movement that gets your heart beating a little bit faster. Adults should aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity a day- more if they want to lose weight.

Examples of lifestyle activity:

  • Walking
  • Leisurely cycling
  • Climbing stairs
  • Housework
  • Gardening


Increase Lifestyle Activity

Are you SMART enough?

Set a physical activity goal

Why Increase lifestyle activity?
Increasing lifestyle activity is an easy way to increase the amount of energy we use in one day. Do you find it a challenge to fit in exercise? If so, by increasing lifestyle activity, you are making sure you use more energy but not have to set aside a lot of time to do it.

Burn baby burn: Guess how many minutes it takes to burn 150 calories when doing these activities.

hoovering washing car planting trolley
Hoovering Washing the car Planting seeds/ gardening Pushing a shopping trolley
70 minutes  38 minutes  32 minutes  37 minutes 
50 minutes  28 minutes  45 minutes  58 minutes 

Link: Step 3: Do more organised activity and sport
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