How much exercise should I do?

Exercise is an incredibly important part of everyday life, whether you want to simply keep healthy, lose a bit of weight, or whether it forms part of your weight loss surgery treatment plan. NHS Health Scotland has provided some guidance on how much exercise we should all be doing to keep fit and healthy and this is outlined below.

If you have had weight loss surgery with us, or are planning to do so, you will receive expert guidance from our team on what activity you should be doing. We do however follow the principles NHS Health Scotland's guidance closely, so please read over the below and view the link to get an idea of what the exercise expectations are.

Current physical activity recommendations:

  • 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on at least five days a week for adults
  • 60 minutes of moderate physical activity each day of the week for children (aged 5 to 18)

  • Something is better than nothing 

For more detailed information please view the official document from NHS Health Scotland by clicking here