Your health, your choices
If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. Find out how you could benefit from being more physically active.
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Start your day with this five-minute workout to wake up your body and your mind.
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Ideas for busy mums, families, young people, office workers and older adults to build activity into their life.
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Get the most out of your workouts with these tips for the top 10 exercises done incorrectly.
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A 12-week exercise plan for beginners combining running and strength and flexibility workouts.
Guidelines for adults aged 19-64, for general health and fitness.
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Choose from six 10-minute home workouts to improve your general fitness and tone your abs, legs, buttocks and triceps.
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Get fit for free with these exercise tips, including podcasts, home workouts, green gyms and how to get free equipment.
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How to avoid sore muscles after exercise (also called delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS)
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How to stretch and cool down after a workout to warm down gradually, improve flexibility and slow your heart rate.
Guidelines for older adults aged 65 and over, for general health and fitness.
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Guidelines for children under 5, for healthy growth and development.
Guidelines for young people aged 5-18, for general health and fitness.
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The Strength and Flex plan will help you get up and moving and improve your health and wellbeing in five weeks.
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Our C25K plan is designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running 5km in nine weeks.
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Sports shoes can be the most important piece of fitness equipment you buy. Use this advice to get the right pair.
Strength exercises that can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility
Simple balance exercises that can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility
Flexibility exercises for older people that can be done at home to help improve mobility and prevent falls
Gentle sitting exercises that can be done at home to help improve mobility and prevent falls
A guide to walking to improve your health and fitness, including tips on getting started and making walking fun.
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Running tips for beginners, including safety advice, technique, staying motivated and finding a running club.
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Whether it's to get to work or school, or just for fun, get started in cycling with this beginners' guide.
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Start swimming with this beginners' guide to making swimming fun and safe.
Learn to dance for fitness with this beginners' guide, including a quick guide to the most popular dance styles in the UK.
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If you’re a wheelchair user, getting active regularly will bring you important health benefits.
Paralympic superhero David Weir talks about his London 2012 success and how he got into wheelchair racing.
Guide to fitness training, with tips on building stamina, strength and flexibility, as well as diet and motivation.
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Find out how a healthy diet can support your exercise regime.
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Nordic walking is a full body exercise that is easy on the joints. Find out about technique, the health benefits and getting started.
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The five most common running injuries, what to do if you get one, and how to prevent getting injured.
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Ada Gibson learned to swim at the age of 75. She's proof that it's never too late to get active.
Find out how regular cycling can help you lose weight and boost your health, plus tips on road safety.
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How to get fit and have fun when you're on holiday, including ideas for activity breaks and tips on how to motivate kids.
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How exercise can help older adults stay healthy, energetic and independent well into old age.
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Find everything you need to know about pilates, including its health benefits, pilates and back pain, and how to choose a class.
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All you need to know to get started in yoga, including the health benefits of yoga, yoga styles for beginners and finding a yoga class.
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All you need to know about tai chi, including health benefits, different styles and getting started.
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Making a few changes to your lifestyle can lower your risk of developing osteoporosis.
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Maggie Nicholls, 62, says for her, exercising is about much more than being physically fit.
Betty Shaw, 93, says exercise has been the key to helping her to continue living independently.
Cheap and easy ways to improve your fitness without a gym, including walking, running, dancing, swimming and cycling.
Gareth Fletcher decided to leave the gym behind and try a new way to stay fit, with British Military Fitness.
Improve your fitness without harming your joints with easy exercises, including yoga, Pilates and swimming.
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Walking 10,000 steps a day can build stamina, burn excess calories and give you a healthier heart.
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Britain's most decorated female Paralympian Sarah Storey talks about sport, disability and winning gold medals in two different sports.
London 2012 star Rebecca Adlington talks about her love of swimming and shares her tips on staying motivated.
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Table tennis saved Londoner Darius Knight, three-times British under-21 champion, from a life on the streets.
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Former Olympic wrestler Albert Aspen on the importance of exercise and healthy eating as you get older.
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Mum-of-two Sam Boyd decided to lose weight and get fit after her father-in-law died from cancer.
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Having trouble getting your child away from the TV? Try these tips to get them out and active.
Exercise doesn't have to mean a hard slog at the gym. There are plenty of fun ways to get fit.
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Sam, aged 8, got fit and grew in confidence by playing football at an after-school club.
Read about 12-year-old Claire, who keeps fit by hiking around the Leicestershire countryside with her family.
Luke Harman, aged nine, who is visually impaired, takes kickboxing classes to improve his fitness.
Boost your mood and stay in shape with our winter weather exercise advice.
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The NHS Fitness Studio video workouts enable you to get fit for free in the comfort of your own home
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Lose weight the healthy way and learn the skills to keep it off with our 12-week weight loss guide
Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important
Take your running to the next level with new podcasts for Couch to 5K graduates
Download our Strength and flexibility podcast series and get a free personal trainer
Find out which sport you're best suited to with this short psychological and aptitude test
Supplements are popular for people wanting to lose weight and build muscle, but some are illegal and dangerous
Get more active no matter your age or fitness level, including tips on how to stay motivated.
Find out the benefits of daily activity in pregnancy to you and your baby, and how to keep as healthy as possible
Keeping fit with a disability is easier than you may think. Get tips on how to find the right gym or how to do exercise at home
Weight loss resources to help you lose weight healthily, including the NHS 12-week diet and exercise plan
Colin shares his idea of walking the dog during his lunch break to put some fun exercise and peace of mind into his day
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