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Many aspects of modern life are designed to keep us sitting still, we need to find ways to build moving back into our day.

People playing footballHere are some top tips to get started:

Move more throughout the day.

Making small changes to your routine by including small bursts of activity across your day all add up and help you move more. Try taking a 10-minute walk during your lunch break, playing with your kids in the backyard, or dancing while you cook dinner.

Choose activities you enjoy.

If you don’t like something, you’re less likely to stick with it. So try out different activities until you find something you love.

Set goals and make a plan.

Having a plan will help you stay motivated. Decide how much you want to move each day and when you’re going to do it.

Start slowly and gradually increase your activity level.

Some is good, more is better

Build new habits by repeating the activities you enjoy.

And don’t be afraid to try new things.

Get outdoors.

Exercise in nature has been shown to have many benefits for both physical and mental health.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

This will help you stay safe and comfortable while you’re moving.

Stay hydrated.

Drink plenty of water before, during, and after activities.

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