Getting health benefits from physical activity is easier than you think, and it does not have to cost an arm and a leg.
Doing at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity is enough to keep you feeling fit and healthy.
If the gym is not your thing, there are many low-cost activities you can do on your own that can get you in shape.
Find something you enjoy that you can easily build into your lifestyle or build on something that’s already part of your routine.
Here are some tips for getting active the cheap and easy way.
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise because it’s cheap and accessible to most people.
Increasing the amount you walk is easier than you think. You can make it a social affair by walking with a friend or joining a local walking group.
Walking stimulates the cardiovascular system: the heart, lungs and circulation. It also boosts the endurance of the lower muscles, including the legs and hips.
Read more about walking for health, including tips on walking to boost your health, making walks fun and staying motivated.
You could also try the free Active 10 app to help you get into the habit of walking briskly for 10 minutes every day.
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