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Drive To Boost UK Physical Activity

Minimum levels of physical activity for adults and children have been issued today to try and improve the general population’s overall health.

The government has launched a drive to boost physical activity in the form of what are the first ever UK-wide physical activity guidelines published jointly by the four nations’ chief medical officers (CMOs).

Under the guidelines, children aged under five who are walking should be active for at least three hours every day, while adults (19-64 year olds) and older people aged 65 and above are recommended to take part in moderate to intense physical activity for two and a half hours a week.

The UK Physical Activity Guidelines are intended to give advice on how people of all ages can maintain fitness levels and stay or get healthy.