Improving your fitness and strength at the same time could be easier than you think.
Strength training is anything that challenges your muscles to work harder than normal. By introducing a hill to your usual running or walking routine, your muscles need to work that much harder to overcome gravity. So, as well as building fitness, hill walking and running can boost your strength, muscle size and power.
On your next walk, try adding a small incline to your route.
If you run regularly, challenge yourself to a trail run or short bursts of hill running to boost your cardiovascular fitness and build leg strength.
And if you live or work in a building with a lift, try taking the stairs more often.
Did you know, you can use the Healthily app to track your activity? Go to ‘My account’ then 'My trackers' and choose 'Activity levels'.