Andrea Bruno Barbero
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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
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
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
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
Be active every day in as
many ways as you can:
Make a habit of walking
or cycling instead of using
Do things yourself
instead of using labour
Take the stairs instead
of the lift and walk up
Get off the train or bus a
stop earlier and walk the
Do some work in your
backyard or garden