Exercise at any age can help you lead a healthier and happier life.  Regular physical activity can lower the risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes.  Also being physically active can boost mood, self-esteem and sleep quality, as well as reducing your risk of stress and depression.

To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do 2 types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.

The NHS recommends the following amount of activity for your age group:

All adults should also break up long periods of sitting with light activity.

Find out why sitting is bad for you.