In 2010, the UK were among the first Nations in the world to set out the evidence for how much and what kinds of physical activity we need to do to keep ourselves healthy.
Since then, the evidence has become more compelling and the message is clear from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies:
“If physical activity were a drug, we would refer to it as a miracle cure, due to the great many illnesses it can prevent and help treat.”
Physical activity is not just a health issue. It brings people together to enjoy shared activities and contributes to building strong communities whilst supporting the economy to grow.
Recently, an updated set of guidelines have been released by the Chief Medical Officer. These guidelines offer specific recommendations for Under 5s, Children and Young People, Adults and Older Adults.
Find out more on gov.uk website