Why is it important to be physically active ?

Being active is really good for your body and your mind and there are lots of easy ways to be active. 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 housework. 

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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 are 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. It can also help to reduce anxiety and lower your risk of other mental health conditions.

Physical activity in childhood has a number of benefits.  It helps to develop muscles, bones and joints as well as the heart and lungs. Physical activity helps children maintain a healthy weight and encourages them to interact with other people and meet other people.

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