Some easy ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine - there's no excuse!
Are you one of the 20 million people in the UK who are physically inactive? There's an easy test to tell. Simply ask yourself: do I get either 150 minutes of moderate intensity exertion (e.g. walking) or 75 minutes of high intensity exertion (e.g. jogging) every week? It's revealing that, according to a new report by the British Heart Foundation, around a quarter of Britons answer in the negative. Those minutes represent the government guidelines for the minimum required level of activity – hit them and you help prevent or manage over 20 chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension. You also avoid falling into a category – 'physically inactive' – that accounts for 6pc of all deaths globally.