Being active isn’t about going for a run or going to the gym, it’s about being more active in our daily lives. Small changes such as walking instead of driving or taking the stairs instead of the lift can make a big difference such as:
- reducing your risk of conditions like heart disease and diabetes
- releasing stress, leaving you feeling happier and more relaxed
- making you feel like you have more energy, making daily tasks easier
- helping you sleep better.
We can all improve how active we are, and we will each have something we enjoy doing. You could even take up a new hobby like gardening or dancing - the important thing is that we move more.
Whatever our age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.
Get in touch with your GP if you have a health condition and want to start being more active; they will tell you what the best exercises are for you.