dr dawn harper GP is a presenter of Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies and author of Live Well to 101.
GeT PhysiCal the evidence is overwhelming – people who exercise regularly live longer. the NHs aim is 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, though you can start with modest targets: “i’ll walk to work on thursdays”; “i won’t sit when i could stand”.
foCus on sMall, healThy, aChievaBle ChanGes think of this as a pension policy – the more you pay in, the more you stand to gain. a lot of women bury their health needs at the bottom of the pile as they juggle running a home, building a career, maybe looking after children and elderly parents. start small and build up.
“Get physically and mentally active”