Tips for everyday movement and exercise

  • Avoid using your car whenever possible. You’ll save on fuel and do something good for the environment and for your own health.
  • Go by foot—every step counts—or jump on your bike—pedal power counts too—when you’re going somewhere local like the bakery, the butcher, the post office or the hairdresser.
  • When you drive to buy bread (the average distance from home to the bakery is 2km) you burn just 3 kcal. But walk and you’ll burn away 52 kcal!
  • Take the kids to school by bike or on foot.
  • For longer distances, combine the train and a walk.
  • Jump off the tram or bus a stop early and walk.
  • Bring a folding bike with you on the train.
  • Don’t stand still when you’re waiting: move.
  • Walk to the first or last train carriage when you’re waiting on the platform.
  • Try something different: go to work with your rollerblades on, or make your way on a manual scooter.