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12-week fitness plan – NHS

Want to improve your health? Need to lose weight? This activity plan for beginners, combining running and strength and flexibility workouts, will get you into the habit of regular exercise in 12 weeks.

The plan is structured but flexible enough to allow you to fit the exercise sessions around your other weekly commitments.

Before starting each week, plot in your calendar what days and times you’ll be exercising. This will help you stick to the plan. Don’t forget to factor in 1 rest day per week (on a day of your choosing).

All you need to get started is any type of MP3 or digital media player, or smartphone, and a pair of running shoes.

Get ready by downloading the Couch to 5K running, 5K+ and Strength and Flex podcasts and print the 10-minute workout series.

Week 1

Day 1: Couch to 5K – run 1 (workout duration: 20

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About NHS hospital services – NHS

Choosing a hospital or consultant

If you’re referred for your first outpatient appointment, in most cases you have the right to choose which hospital in England to go to.

This will include many private and NHS hospitals that provide services to the NHS.

You’re also able to choose which consultant-led team will be in charge of your treatment, as long as that team provides the treatment you require.

If you wish to be treated by a particular consultant for a procedure, you can choose to have your first outpatient appointment at the hospital where the consultant works and be treated by that consultant’s team.

But this does not necessarily mean you’ll be seen by the consultant themselves.

This choice is a legal right. If you’re not offered a choice at the point of referral, ask your doctor why and say that you wish to go through your options.

If you’re

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Get fit for free – NHS

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The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active.

Walk everywhere

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more activity into your day, lose weight and become healthier. Research shows people who fit moderate activity, such as walking, into their daily life burn more energy than those who make weekly visits to the gym.

Try to fit walking into your routine by not using the car for short journeys, walking all or part of your journey to work, getting off the bus or train one stop early, and planning longer walks at the weekends.

Further information

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is a free running plan for absolute beginners. Running is great for weight loss, improving heart and lung function, strengthening bones, and giving you a general sense of wellbeing. 

The Couch to 5K plan involves 3

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