Stay active

We’ve all been there. After a long day at work or school, sometimes the only thing we want to do is grab a snack and relax in front of the telly.

Exercise? Forget it!

Yes, there’s nothing wrong with chilling out after a hard day…but if we don’t make the effort to keep our bodies moving, just think of all the amazing benefits we’ll miss out on!

Simple things like walking or cycling instead of taking the bus or driving, parking further away from the front door of the supermarket, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalators and making sure you get up and walk around regularly during the day, all add up to huge changes in your overall health and wellbeing.

Regularly breaking up periods of sitting improves our health and wellbeing.

Why not start by getting up for a walk around (or even some star jumps) when the adverts are on TV!

Have a look through the links below for other tips on how you could start being more active in your daily life.

Ready, set, go!

East Ayrshire Council

East Ayrshire Council, Vibrant Communities

Government physical activity guidelines