Lets Get Active!
It can include walking, doing the housework, gardening, walking the stairs instead of taking the lift. From young children to older adults keeping active has many great health benefits:
- Feel good (you will feel fitter and feel better about yourself)
- Its Fun
- Have more energy
- Can reduce the risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Sleep better
- Reduce your blood pressure
- Manage your weight
- Reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoarthritis, hip fracture and lower risk of falls, and some cancers (colon and breast), by up to 50% and up to a 30% lower risk of depression and dementia.
Physical Activity Recommendations
How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Please follow this link for the recommendations for all age groups.