The New Year is a great time to look to the year ahead and make positive changes, and one such change that many people think of is to get fit and be more active. The Get Ireland Active website (www.getirelandactive.ie ) is a great resource for anyone who would like to get more active and is looking for advice and suggestions on where to begin. The website was developed by HSE as a one-stop information source on how to get involved in physical activity.
The HSE recommends that all adults should aim to be active for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Children and young people should be active for at least 60 minutes every day. You don’t have to do it all at once. You can build up to 30 minutes or more a day by doing a number of short bouts of physical activity. However you must be active for at least 10 minutes for it to count. Children are naturally active, so any amount of physical activity counts towards their 60 minutes.