Along with healthy eating, regular physical activity helps you:
Everyone should try being active in as many ways as they can throughout their day. Below are some tips about how to get more active and create a healthy lifestyle.
Aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week.
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To lose weight, aim to do 60 – 90 minutes moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week.
Start small and gradually work your way up to 60-90 minutes of physical activity.
Find ways to include incidental physical activity into your day.
Incidental physical activity may include walking up stairs instead of getting the elevator or riding a bike to work instead of catching public transport.
Change your day so that you don’t spend so much time sitting, e.g. stand up when talking on the phone.
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You can use the Get Healthy activity planner to help plan and keep track of what you do to keep active, click here.
The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service® can provide information, advice and support to become more physically active and have a healthier lifestyle. Call 1300 806 258 for more information.