It is important to realise that even a small amount of physical activity is better than none. If you currently do no physical activity, start by doing some, and gradually build up to the recommended amount.The current Australian Physical Activity Guidelines recommends that each week adults should accumulate:150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity or75 to 150 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity, oran equivalent combination of both moderate and vigorous activities.Activity at the lower end of this scale provides considerable health benefits, including reduced risk of cardio vascular disease, type 2 diabetes, psychosocial and musculoskeletal problems.Activity at the upper end of this scale is required for the prevention of unhealthy weight gain and some cancers.Research shows us that higher intensity exercise achieves additional health benefits. Keep in mind that this means higher intensity by your standards – whether that may be power walking up a hill or combining your regular walk with short bursts of running.Don’t be overwhelmed by this recommendation. Even if you are not achieving this, doing half, or even a quarter of the recommended amount, will reap significant health benefits. But keep in mind, the more you can do, the better!