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Physical activity

Daily physical activity reduces the risk of serious health problems, enables you to control your weight, and will help you pass the Royal Navy fitness tests. Here are some tips:

  • Daily activity – Aim for at least 2 ½ hours of moderate intensity over the course of a week. That’s only 30 minutes a day for five days.
  • Muscle strength – Complete some physical activity that’s aimed at improving muscle strength on at least two days of the week. Try to work all muscle groups whenever possible.
  • Aerobic activity – It’s important that you work hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat. Playing sports, jogging, martial arts and circuit training are all good ways to exercise.
  • Get a training programme – Having a routine can help you stick to your fitness programme. Use the F.I.T.T. principle to get the most out of your training.
  • Timing – Everyone’s different, so identify what time of day is best for you to exercise, and stick to it.

Getting the right amount of physical activity can only benefit you in the long run. That includes helping you to prepare for the rigours of a career in the Royal Navy.