21 Aug '11, 5am

Health Promotion Board launches national physical activity guidelines

Short blocks of physical activity in your daily routine could count towards achieving your weekly quota of exercise, according to new guidelines from the Health Promotion Board (HPB). This is as long as each session of physical activity lasts for longer than 10 minutes and a total of 150 minutes of moderate intensity workout is completed weekly. Such regular physical activity could result in a 20 to 50 per cent reduction in the risk of various illnesses such as premature death, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, stroke and high blood pressure. Related Links National Physical Activities Guidelines HPB recommendations for physical activity Individuals can now more easily achieve this target through simple lifestyle changes, such as taking the stairs or walking the last bus stop home.

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