You choose! Don't worry if you have never done exercise before or if you don't like sports. Exercise doesn’t have to be about running around a track or going to a gym. It should be something that you enjoy.
Some people find that group sports like football, netball, hockey or rugby help them to enjoy exercising. Other people prefer less competitive sports like walking, jogging or rock climbing. If you prefer exercising on your own, then yoga, swimming, Pilates or going to the gym might suit you more.
Have a look around and find something you think you'll enjoy.
If you have a heart problem, you find you faint after exercising, or are underweight or have an eating disorder, see your GP to get specialist advice on what you can and can’t do as exercise, and how hard you can safely exert yourself.
Here are some things to consider when thinking about exercise that you will enjoy:
- The type of exercise
- Exercising in a team or individually
- Competitive or non-competitive sports
- Exercising alone or in a group
- Fast paced exercise, e.g. football or slower paced exercise, e.g. yoga
- The amount of time you have to exercise, e.g. a quick walk or a long game of golf
- What is available locally
- Learning something new or trying something you have done before