Adults

The majority of people in Northern Ireland don’t get enough physical activity to keep them healthy – are you one of them?

Any sort of activity will be good for you, but you will get specific benefits from particular choices. For example, for protection against osteoporosis (bone thinning) you need weight bearing exercise (that’s when you’re carrying your own weight while moving, like when you’re walking, as opposed to cycling or swimming, where your weight is supported by the bike or the water).

You’re aiming for a level of activity which makes you feel warm and just a little bit out of breath (but you should still be able to hold a conversation while you’re doing it).