Following one of our eating plans and being active is the best combination to achieving the best results and improving your health and wellbeing.
Chexercise means you can earn yourself up to 20 extra Flexichecks by doing some exercise. In both our Feelgood Food Plan and the Classic Checks Plan, there is guidance on how much exercise earns you set amounts of Flexichecks. So if you earn 20 Checks through exercise that means you'll have extra Flexichecks to spend however you choose - 100 if you're a woman and 140 if you're a man.
How much exercise is recommended?
It is recommended that adults aim for 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on at least five days of the week - that's 2 ½ hours a week. You can get your 30 minutes any way you choose, all at once in the morning, afternoon or evening, in ten 15-minute chunks through the day, or if you're feeling really energetic you could do 76 minutes (1 ¼ hours) of vigorous exercise per week.. it's up to you!
Does age matter?
In a word yes. If you are 65 or over, include muscle strengthening exercises that work all major muscle groups. If you are 18 or under, you need to do a bit more: 60 minutes per day is recommended.
What sort of exercise can be counted?
Everyday activities such as shopping, cooking and housework don't count! The effort you put into these activities isn't usually hard enough to raise your heart rate.
How can I tell if I'm doing a moderate intensity activity?
You'll get warmer, breathe harder, your heart will beat faster and you'll likely break a sweat. Brisk walking, cycling and dancing can be classed as moderate intensity activities depending on your pace.
Remember to stay safe
If it has been a long time since you have done anything active, or if you have a medical condition or injury, check with your doctor before starting any sort of exercise plan.
If you'd like to hear more about our Chexercise system pop along to your local class and chat to your Membership Manager or get in touch by calling 0800 36 26 36.
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