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Physically active people are healthier. Being physically active is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Scientific evidence clearly links regular physical activity to a wide range of physical and mental health benefits. People who enjoy regular physical activity tend to:     Live longer     Be less likely to have a heart attack or stoke     Have reduced risk of developing diabetes     Feel more energetic     Manage their weight better     Have a healthier blood cholesterol level     Have lower blood pressure     Have stronger bones and muscles     Feel more confident and happy     Be able to sleep better Most people will benefit from being more active. People who have previously been very inactive should gradually introduce activity into their lives. People who were fit in early life can mistakenly still consider themselves to be fit, without doing any activity, in middle age. Benefits attained early in life cannot be stored - physical activity needs to be regular, ideally taken every day. How much should I do? Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity on all or most days of the week. The good news is that the important health benefits associated with physical activity can be gained through moderate intensity activity, such as walking, swimming, gardening or playing golf. Medical experts now recommend that adults of all ages do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on all or most days of the week. By exercising at a moderate rate, you will increase your heart rate without feeling too out of breath. The other good news is that the 30 minutes can be broken down into 10 minute blocks, making the daily amount of physical activity recommended much easier to achieve for busy people. People who wish to be active in a more vigorous way by participating in activities such as organised sport, aerobics or jogging should continue to do so as these activities can provide additional health benefits. Do an activity you enjoy at a time convenient to you. Here are some ideas to help get you on the road to fitness. Be active every day in as many ways as you can:     Make a habit of walking or cycling instead of using the car     Do things yourself instead of using labour saving devices     Take the stairs instead of the lift and walk up escalators     Get off the train or bus a stop earlier and walk the extra distance     Do some work in your backyard or garden