Daily exercise increased

Time limit on daily exercise to be increased as long as social distancing can be maintained.

Why the contribution is important

To increase exercise to improve health and well-being.

by Libby on May 08, 2020 at 07:38PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.4
Based on: 22 votes


  • Posted by mproudfoot May 08, 2020 at 20:33

    Although there's actually no current legislated time-limit on exercise, there's a lot of disagreement (often bordering on abuse), in online communities about the mythical "1 hour". There needs to be a clearer definition on time or distance to avoid confusion due to everyone having a different opinion about what is resonable in terms of distance or time spent doing exercise. And it certainly needs to be longer than one hour.
  • Posted by Fitoldie May 08, 2020 at 20:40

    Definitely needs to be made clearer.
  • Posted by Lightbulb May 08, 2020 at 21:51

    Once per day has no logic - what If you have a dog - you need to go out 3x per day
  • Posted by apple4me May 08, 2020 at 22:55

    Agree, time limit currently unclear and unhelpful / unnecessary. And limit to once per day also unnecessary. Why can't I take my dog out early morning and late afternoon?
  • Posted by apple4me May 08, 2020 at 23:01

    My kids are actually getting overweight (they were always skinny). They're busy with online school all day and only go out for a cycle for 30 - 40 minutes at lunch time. That's their allotted 'once per day' used up. It's just not enough exercise for kids. They would normally be playing football 3 times per week, plus PE in school and school 'games', playing with their friends at break etc. We have a small garden and no space to run around at home. Cannot be good for them at all. What are the health implications for kids of this extended period of inactivity and weight gain?
  • Posted by Takingstock May 09, 2020 at 07:56

    Increase exercise to at least twice a day. All physical distancing observed.
  • Posted by KatHighlands May 09, 2020 at 13:47

    I think this is particularly important for people without gardens. Frankly I’m aware of numerous people who are already going out at least twice per day to walk dogs etc. There are clear evidenced links between excercise and mental and physical health. The increase in people becoming active will also reduce pressure on the NHS in the long term
  • Posted by Irena May 10, 2020 at 08:32

    As long as we maintain the social distance, there is no valid reason to restrict us to only one exercise a day, which might even make this measure unlawful. I agree it makes policing more difficult if people are allowed to go out longer/more often, but it is high time to gradually relax this restriction. If not, the risk is that people start to ignore it, which also makes policing more difficult.
  • Posted by roobie May 10, 2020 at 10:55

    We are already able to exercise multiple times a day with no limit of time, the only place where exercising once a day only was legally enforced was in Wales. I'm not sure why people think the concession on exercise multiple times a day is something new.
Log in or register to add comments and rate ideas