3 ways to take more exercise

Health editor Karen Evennett offers easy ways to feel better…

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  1. Start small. If you’re not used to exercise, 10 minutes at a time, spread throughout the day, is a good way to start. You are aiming for a minimum of 150 minutes per week. Get started with the British Heart Foundation’s 10 Minute Living Room Workout https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/preventing-heart-disease/staying-active
  2. Use a pedometer – it will keep you motivated. Most of us average 3,000 or 4,000 steps a day – but we should all be aiming for 10,000. Studies show that a 45 year old weighing 11 stone will burn 400 calories by walking 10,000 steps a day at 3-5mph.
  3. Reward yourself with something other than food – a massage when you reach a goal is a good motivation.

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