Why is it important to be physically active ?
Being active is really good for your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you can get moving. Physical activity is anything that gets you moving. It’s not just about playing sport – it can be simple things such as walking, cycling, gardening or even vacuuming the floor.
Whatever your age, size or physical condition you will benefit from being more active. Please remember, even a little effort can make a difference!
Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. People who lead an active life are more likely to live longer and less likely to develop serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
Physical activity can ease the symptoms of certain long-term health conditions and can help to reduce anxiety whilst also lowering your risk of other mental health conditions.
Physical activity in childhood has a number of benefits. It stimulates the development of muscles, bones and joints as well as the heart and lungs. Physical activity helps children maintain a healthy weight and gives them an opportunity to interact with other people and make friends.Resources