Thirty minutes of activity a day lowers your risk of developing a major chronic disease.
Physical activity includes the full range of human movement, from competitive sport and exercise to active hobbies, walking, cycling or activities of daily living, such as housework and DIY.
Adults should do a minimum of 30 minutes moderate-intensity physical activity, at least five days a week. For children and young people the target is at least 60 minutes a day.
You don't have to do the whole 30 minutes in one go. Your half-hour could be made up of three 10-minute bursts of activity spread out through the day.
This can include a lifestyle activity (e.g. walking to the shops or taking the dog out), a structured exercise or sport, or a combination of these.
You can find lots more information on the NHS Choices website
The British Heart Foundation website has additional information on how to keep your heart healthy.
Wiltshire County Council publishes lots of information about local recreational facilities and so does the
Dorset for You website