Baby and You

Here’s some insightful stats on physical activity and ways to get more active from Penny Hunking

More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK are inactive and do less than 30 minutes of activity a week

4 in 10 children aged 5-15 years do less than 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity a day

How much physical activity should we do?

Adults (19-64 years)

At least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or brisk walking weekly


Strength exercises that work all the major muscles on two or more days a week

Children (5-18 years)

At least one hour of physical activity every day such as cycling, playground activities, football and tennis


Do exercises such as push-ups for strong muscles and jumping and running for strong bones at least 3 days a week

References available upon request.