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Be more active

  • Moving your body around means using up more calories than if you are sitting down – every little helps…
  • Look for easy ways to fit more movement into your day-to-day routine. For example, stand up when on the phone, use a toilet further away, use the stairs rather than the lift ,park a bit further away from your destination or get off the bus a stop earlier.
  • Plan a walk into your day; gradually increase the length of time and the speed of your walks to burn more calories.
  • Try using a step counter to see what you currently manage, then gradually add to the number of steps you do – build up to 10,000 a day – or more.
  • Slowly build on the amount of activity that you do so that it becomes part of your daily routine, not just a passing phase that you find too difficult to keep up. People who do this are far more successful with long term weight control.
  • Plan your activities into your diary each week. Follow an eating and activity plan specific to you as an individual and to your lifestyle.

Useful Links

Tips to getting active
Exercise – NHS

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