You may be surprised to see how quickly small amounts of movement add up, without you even realising. By following the simple steps below you can add an additional 30 minutes of physical activity to your day, without making big changes to your current schedule.

Quick activities to add to your day

  • Wake up 5 minutes earlier to do a mini (5 minute) workout.

  • Add a 5 minute walk around the block during your lunch break (this will enhance your productivity and concentration span).

  • Break up long periods of sitting as often as possible (e.g. 5 minute walk around the block when you hit the 3:30 pm slump).

  • 5 minutes of movement as you prepare meals/wait for kettle to boil throughout the day.

  • 5 minutes worth of active play with children/grandchildren.

  • 5 minutes worth of activity throughout your favourite TV show.

Looking for more ways to get active? Check out these quick and easy exercise ideas to try at home.