First steps

to better health

There is lots of advice out there about what we should be doing when it comes to exercise and activity. This can be hard to navigate, so we have tried to summarise this advice in a few simple, easy to follow guidelines. 

First and foremost, remember that any activity is better than none. You can increase your fitness at any age, even if you have existing health problems. 

If you cannot meet the suggested frequency of activity don't give up, just do what you can. 

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