Being active doesn't have to mean doing organised exercise, like going to the gym or doing an exercise video.
We can all become more active in our daily lives, by making simple changes to our lifestyle, like walking instead of using transport.
Lifestyle activity is a great way of achieving your 60-90 minutes of daily exercise. Later on, when you become fitter and more confident you can start doing more strenuous activities.
Walk as much as possible in your daily routine
Use the stairs instead of the lift
Get off the bus a couple of stops early.
If you drive into a supermarket car-park, find a parking space in a distant corner and walk. Better still, walk to your local shops and leave the car behind if you can.
If you work in a large building, go to the toilets on a different floor. This will increase the amount of time you spend on your feet and burn more calories.
Get out at lunch time and go for a walk in the park or a walk to the shops
Instead of taking a coffee break, take a five-minute walk around the block
Gardening is good exercise and helps you keep fit
If you have a dog, make sure you take it out for regular walks. This will keep you active as well
When seeing friends, why not do something active such as a walk in the park