Start active, stay active: report on physical activity in the UK

UK-wide report with guidelines on the frequency and type of physical activity required to achieve general health benefits.


Start active, stay active


The report from the 4 Chief Medical Officers in the UK is intended for the NHS, local authorities and a range of other organisations designing services to promote physical activity.

This report is aimed at people who design and implement policies and programmes promoting physical activity, sport and exercise for health benefits.

UK physical activity guidelines

UK physical activity infographics

Published 11 July 2011
Last updated 11 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added infographic on physical activity guidelines for children (5-18)
  2. First published.